Memento Mori Still Life- painting
As students study Memento Mori and Vanitas images in historical and contemporary contexts, they understand how art of the past influences contemporary practices and how artists work with signs and symbols. Students have created their own Vanitas and Memento Mori photographs for material for their oil paintings.
Landscape and Place
Students examine a historical overview that traces the development of the Australian landscape. They create a work from 3 pieces that explore drypoint etching, ceramics and a further 2D study of their choice. Students represent their world through this Body of Work. The images created must relate to Australia and their experiences of landscape and place.
Students in this task will examine the conventions of portrait painting and study contemporary Australian portraits, and consider how these both reflect and brake with conventions. The practice and life of artists Gerhard Richter and Abdul Abdullah are an important focus in this unit. they must use for their model a member of the St Johns College staff, and must prepare their assessment for an Archibald Prize style exhibition.