The year 12 Diploma visual arts students recently went on a field trip to view an exhibition in the Galeria Banco Economico in Luanda. This included painting, sculpture, printmaking and photography from contemporary Angolan artists. The students were fortunate enough to be guided through the artworks by the curator of the exhibition.They will then apply their learning to their own exhibition and comparative study components of the course.
You are invited to the opening evening event of the Silent Art Auction on Monday 7 May from 6:00-7:30pm on the upper floor of building 7. Students from years 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 are excited to show off the collaborative artwork they have created for the auction as well as the artwork they have completed this year in visual arts class.
After researching and discussing, students have decided to donate the proceeds of the auction to the Kambamba School Fundraiser and the Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project:
- Kambamba School Fundraiser: Two secondary students, Anna Lynn and Yasmin are raising money to help build a new school for children in need.
- Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project: This project aims to rescue chimpanzees being held in captivity. The project provides immediate care for the chimpanzees as w organizes and funds the transportation and integration of the chimpanzees into rehabilitation sanctuaries in neighboring countries.
Bidding instructions: Beginning on the opening evening of the auction, you will be able to bid on the artwork of your choice by filling out a piece of paper indicating your bid amount. You will place the paper into a box with the corresponding artwork’s picture on it. The winner of each artwork is the person who bids the highest. Only the winner will pay.
The artwork will continue to be on display from May 7-11 in B7, where you will be able to place your bids until Thursday, May 11 at 3pm. The winner of each canvas will be contacted on Monday, May 14 via email with instructions of how to pay and how to collect the artwork.
Last week the LIS community celebrated the opening of the Year 13 DP visual art exhibition. Congratulations to the seven students who curated their own exhibitions as part of the assessment for two year course. They were very proud as they showed the audience around their individual spaces and explained each artwork.