IMAGE > Prudence Flint, The Waiting, 2020, oil on linen, 122 x 102cm.
Prudence Flint has used soft colours and light in this painting, which gives the work a feeling of calm and
stillness. This artist often paints interior spaces that reflect the mood and feelings of the people in her paintings. Made this year,
during the COVID-19 lockdown, this painting is titled The
What do you think this person might be waiting for?
In this painting, we can only see one side of the room. Imagine that you are sitting on your own bed, what is on the other side of the room? What can you see? Can you imagine what the person in the painting might be looking at?
On a piece of paper, draw what you imagine is on the other side of this room.
Michael Kluge’s photographs explore interesting places in his local community, here in the St Kilda area. His skillful use of light heightens the beautiful detail of his selected scenes and objects. Kluge photographs old, historical objects, buildings and places that are sometimes overlooked or forgotten.
This photograph shows a flower store located in Ripponlea, which was built in 1918 and first used as a pharmacy. The well-preserved 100-year-old architecture makes this shop one of the most amazing and intact heritage-listed pharmacies in Australia today. Kluge’s work is like a bridge connecting the past and the present.
Is there a place that is full of good memories for you? Can you think of a place that is very old and
beautiful? Choose somewhere to be your memory place.
Build your memory place with one to three old things that you can find around your house, garden or school. When you have finished creating your memory place, take a photograph of it.
You can share this photo with someone else and tell them about your memories.
IMAGE > Michael Kluge, Unreal Flowers, Ripponlea, 2017, digital photograph, 53.3 x 80cm (unframed).
The artist Steffie Wallace paints Australian landscapes with a focus on the sky. Her paintings often show different kinds of weather and times of the day.
This painting was created in March 2020 after the bushfires. The still, bright moon is in contrast with the red sky. This stillness represents peoples’ strength amongst the chaos of fires. Sometimes, people look to things that are constant in nature to make themselves feel better.
Maybe you have a favourite tree in your local park, or maybe the ocean makes you feel calm. What keeps you and your family strong?
What colour is your sky? Are there clouds around? What texture do they have? What is the weather like in your sky? How does it make you feel? Maybe it is dark and stormy, maybe it is clear and blue, or maybe there are fluffy clouds.
On a piece of paper create a collage of your sky. Have a look around your house, garden or school. Using any materials you can find, create the sky you imagine. You could use scrap paper, clean recycling, leaves or even old socks.
IMAGE > Steffie Wallace, The Dichotomy of Nature, 2020, oil on canvas, 61 x 183cm.