Brolga Gathering on Limited Wetlands
Art Box Workshops has created a curriculum that has dedicated a study and awareness for the past four years of threatened species of animals and plants as subject matter for our term two art classes. Our students research a variety of animals and plants, selecting threatened species to focus on for individual and collaborative artworks resulting in a collection of insightful artworks on the Bellinger River snapping turtle, Brolga crane
, Sunshine Wattle
, Swamp Orchid
, Corroboree frog
, Powerful Owl, Little Bent Winged Bat, Superb Fruit-Dove, Barrier Range Dragon, Grey-headed Flying Fox, Fur Sea, Grey Nurse Shark, Weedy Sea Dragon,
each of these are now on our website blog, so please have a look at the artworks and artist statements by our students.
120 cm x 93 cm “Cool Owls of Sydney”
We are proud to announce that Art Box Workshops students are finalists in the 2019 NSW Threatened Species Art Competition.
Congratulations to our Tuesday and Thursday Are Club students for the two collaborative artworks, “The cool Owls of Sydney”
(powerful Owl) and “Brolga Gathering on Limited Wetlands”
. They were selected finalists from well over a thousand entries from public schools and private art school in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and South Australia.
The selected artworks will be on a travelling exhibition at the Botanical Gardens Sydney, Botanical Gardens Canberra and Botanical Gardens South Australia. The exhibition tour will start in Sydney on the 7th September 2019 (National threatened species day) with hundreds of people visiting the gardens each spring the children’s artworks will bring awareness to the endangered species of Australia.
Art Box Workshops students have had the privilege of being awarded prizes in this art competition for the past three years.
“Glossy Black Cockatoo Searching for Sanctuary”
Highly Commended; Group work, “The Woma Seeks Critical Shelter” by 8 – 12-year-old students. Finalist; Group work, Turquoise Parrot Flying for their lives by 6 – 8-year-old students and finalist; Individual work, “Turquoise Parrot Flying for Their Lives” by a 6 – 7-year-old student.
Highly commended; Group works,” Rosenberg’s Goanna” by 6 – 8-year-old students.
Awarded Second Prize and People’s Choice Award was an individual work “Pigmy Possum”, by an 8 – 12-year-old student.
Highly Commended; Group works, Hammerhead Sharks by 6 – 8-year-old students.
Finalist; Individual work, “Wedge Tailed Eagle” by an 8 -12-year-old student. Finalist; Individual work “Dorrigo Waratah”, by an 8 – 12-year-old student.
North Sydney Council has invited Art Box Workshops to showcase our student’s works during the North Sydney Children’s Festival 17th October -20th November.
The theme is “Animalia” and will focus on Australian flora and fauna.
We are now well into term three, and the focus is sculpture with native birds as our focus.
Term four, we will focus on portraiture. The portraits will give our students an enormous scope for creativity as their artworks will include Australian flora and fauna.
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We hope to see your children soon at our studio.
Julia Sawicki and Basia Zielinska
Co-founders of Art box Workshops