CAREY BAPTIST GRAMMAR SCHOOL,
KEW CAMPUS MELBOURNE.
I had the huge pleasure of being offered an Artist in Residence at Carey Baptist Grammar School in Semester 2, 2018.
This Artist Residency involved working with the Head of Junior School Libby Russell, Senior Art Teacher Mikl Longstaff, Junior Art Teacher Lauren Verde and grade 6 students which would be a lasting memorial to the students of 2018. FOUR OAKS wall panels were installed on the walls of Marion Metcalfe Hall.
We decided on FOUR OAKS for the wall panels as there are many oak trees growing in the school grounds. The oak leaves would represent the students and teachers in their classes. Each panel is 265 x 160cm x 1.6mm weighing 45kg with an oak tree in each panel representing the four grade 6 classes.
Each oak tree symbolises the growth, development and learning each student has achieved in their primary years at Carey.
The panels have an acorn each with the class’s name in it. And each panel has four different groups of Australian fauna represented.
- 6DS Butterflies / Eagle
- 6P Lyrebird / Kookaburra
- 6F Possums / Koala
- 6DF Magpies / Owl
It is around each of these oak trees the student’s designed their own oak leaf that can be seen by all that pass.
What a wonderful project and thank you for your support and involvement especially the Grade 6 students of 2018.