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ITY BOOK IV T C A IS H T TO: BELONGS

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Welcome to Strand Ephemera 2015! I’m Doug, the dugong. I’m your guide for the exhibition. Find out about some of the artists and their artworks and help me complete the activities!

Activity Key When you see one of these symbols, complete the activity.

DRAW YOUR OWN ART

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LOOK AND DISCOVER

WRITE AND THINK


What is Strand Ephemera? Strand Ephemera is an outdoor exhibition of art along The Strand in Townsville. Artists from all around Australia and the world send in their artwork ideas for this exhibition. You are looking at the best!

New Words If a word is orange you can come back to this page to read about what that word means!

Artist: someone who is good at painting, music,

sculpture, or any other art, medium, or someone whose job it is to make art

Camouflage: hiding by changing appearance;

chameleons and army trucks can both do this!

Create: to bring into being; to make something Creature: a living person, animal or thing Disc: any object that is or looks like it is thin, flat and round

Endangered: means an animal is in danger of

becoming extinct if we don’t help them right away

Pattern: arrangement of shapes, lines, letters, numbers or colours repeated over and over

Photographer: a person whose job it is to take photographs

Poisonous: animals that are able to make a toxin

that is harmful if they are eaten, touched or inhaled

Recycled: to do something to allow used things to be used again

Reflective: a surface that can throw back an image, light or heat

Repetition: doing something over and over.

Ephemera: something that is short-lived or lasts

For example, drawing a shape many times to make a pattern

Fragility: being delicate and easily broken Habitat: the natural environment of an animal,

Sculpture: a 3D artwork, like a statue Symbol: an object or picture that represents

Inspiration: an action, thought, person or other

Technique: a particular way or method of doing or

Interactive: something you can act upon which will

Textiles: cloth made by weaving or knitting Threatened: is a warning that an animal may

only for a short time

plant, or thing

influence that inspires

act back, such as a computer game, or a concert where the musicians get you to clap along

Optical illusions: something that tricks your eyes but isn’t real

something

performing something

become endangered if we don’t protect them

Venomous: animals that are able to make a toxin to give them a harmful bite or sting

Outline: a line or shape of the outside edge of a figure or object

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Map of The Strand. Erica Gray Venomous Blue Pages 8 - 9

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Carla Gottgens Oceania Botanica Pages 12 - 13

Ryan McNaught “The Brickman” Pages 18 - 19

Sand sculptors Page 24

Karen Walters The Canopy of Golden Pods Pages 10 - 11

Emma Anna IMAG_NE Pages 16 - 17

Tanya Coventry with Bowen State High School students Colour in the ocean Pages 14 - 15

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Chalk artists Page 25 Hugh Martin Mantis Rhapsody Pages 22 - 23 Andrew Rankin The Tree of Light Pages 20 - 21


Gabi and Michael Sturman Now You See Me... Pages 26 - 27

P.A.C.E Pimlico Art Collective Endeavour S.O.S. Pages 28 - 29

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Erica Gray Look at Erica Grays’ artwork Venomous Blue. Erica Gray is an artist that uses fabrics and textiles to make soft sculptures.

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What animal do you think it is? How can you tell?

_____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ List the materials you think have been used to create the sculpture?

_____________________________________________ _____________________________________ What do you think it would feel like if you touched the artwork?

_____________________________________________ _____________________________________ What does venomous mean?

_____________________________________________ __________________________________________

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Karen Walters The Canopy of Golden Pods is 16 sculpted pods in three different sizes which are made to hang from a tree. The pods are made out of native New Zealand timber (Heart Rimu), rocks, oil, steel cable with nylon braid, and copper fittings. The pods are a symbol of newness and change.

Decorate the pods on the opposite page using different colours to create a new look for them.

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Carla Gottgens Carla Gottgens’ artwork Oceania Botanica has lots of colourful patterns from sea creatures. Patterns can be created by using repetition. Gottgens has used a technique called ‘paste-ups’ to stick her recycled paper patterns on to rocks found on The Strand.

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Lionfish live in the Great Barrier Reef just off Townsville. They have venomous spines and their bodies are covered in orange and white stripes.

In the space below create your own pattern using the lionfish as inspiration.

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Tanya Coventry with Bowen State High School students Artist Tanya Coventry worked with students from Bowen State High School to create Colour in the Ocean. They thought about the dangers that human rubbish and pollution pose to the ocean’s wildlife. “Colour in the ocean should come from fish, not pollution”. The fish in this artwork and the materials used to make them make comment on the 2215 types of wildlife in the Pacific Ocean that are threatened or endangered because of human pollution.

How many fish have the students made with the artist? What materials have they used?

___________________________________ What is the name given to a group of fish swimming closely together?

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Use these shapes to draw an underwater animal on the ocean floor below:

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Emma Anna IMAG_NE is a timber sculpture that is based on Scrabble letters. The artwork is interactive - there is a missing letter which allows you or an object to become the missing letter.

Use the loose tiles below to complete the art words game on the opposite page.

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C

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T I

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Ryan McNaught “The Brickman” Ryan McNaught is a LEGO® Certified Professional, one of only 13 in the world! He has created 10 LEGO sculptures for Strand Ephemera which are hidden along The Strand in the trees. Can you find them? Use the clues to help!

I squawk and like hot chips! I have a pink body and white wings. A kind of footwear. Monkeys really love to eat me. Drink me as juice or put me on pizza.

QLD State of Origin animal. I fly at night but I’m not a bird. I am a swimming reptile with large teeth. I am a reptile with a tongue that is blue. We live in the sea and have large shells.

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Draw the LEGO sculptures in the outlines below and point to where they are hidden on the map!

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Andrew Rankin Andrew Rankin trained and works as a photographer. In his sculpture The Tree of Light he has made discs standing on metal poles. Some of the discs have photographs on them of the surrounding landscape looking out onto Cleveland Bay; others have a reflective mirror surface. The photos don’t move but the view we see reflected in the mirrors changes all the time. The artist is interested in the different ways we see and experience the world around us.

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Draw what you see on the mirrored surfaces in the white circle.

Now draw what you see around the mirrored surface in the square space.

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Hugh Martin Find the work Mantis Rhapsody by Townsville artist Hugh Martin. In his work, Martin takes wild creatures from their natural habitats and removes their camouflage. Camouflage is what an animal uses to hide. Can you think of three animals that use camouflage? List them below:

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3.

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Hugh Martin’s paring mantis sculptures aren’t hiding; this is why you can see them! Think about what colours you would use to camouflage a praying mantis, and where it would live. In the space below, draw what you think would be a praying mantis’ habitat:

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Sand Sculptors On some of the beaches along The Strand there are amazing sand sculptures! Draw your favourite one in the space below:

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Chalk Artists Keep your eyes out for the three-dimensional chalk art! The chalk artists have created optical illusions that are fun to get a photograph with! Join the dots in the activity below to create your own optical illusion:

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3 A 9

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B C 6

7 1

2

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Gabi and Michael Sturman If you stand in the correct position (about 8 meters away) from this artwork you will see the solid shape of a cassowary and a chick – animals that are found in far North Queensland. The idea is to catch a glimpse (a ‘sneak peek’) of this creature that is becoming threatened for its survival. The artists have played with creating an optical illusion. Each of the 37 poles has a part of the picture on it and they are placed at different heights so we have to look carefully before we can recognise the picture.

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Draw the shape of an animal in the outlines of ‘poles’ below:

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P.A.C.E (Pimlico Art Collective Endeavour) S.O.S. (Save Our Seas) is a combined artwork by senior art students at Pimlico State High School. Lots of different sea creatures were sculpted and have been arranged to form the capital letters: S.O.S. across the beach to express the fragility of sea life.

Introduction

ď‚— The following presentation is support material for Pimlico State High

School’s entry into the Strand Ephemera Sculpture Festival for 2015. We are entering as a collective - P.A.C.E (Pimlico Art Collective Endeavour). Senior Creative Arts students have focused their assessable artworks specifically toward this entry. Each of the students involved are in the process of developing this body of work that will result in the proposed sculpture entitled S.O.S. (photo composite below)

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Oh no Doug has lost his sandcastle bucket! Help Doug find his way through the starfish maze to save his hat! Can you find two S and one O in the trail you had to take? Celebrate by colouring the rest of the starfish!

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Get involved in the Education Program A printed copy of activity books and education kits for major exhibitions are available from Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and Pinnacles Gallery. Regular e-news bulletins are provided to schools and Friends of the Galleries. The Galleries run Art Escape school holiday programs every school holidays, and workshops for adults and children are regularly occurring at the Galleries. Visit each of the Galleries’ websites at www.townsville.qld.gov.au for details. Strand Ephemera is an initiative of Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville City Council. To obtain a program, book tours and workshops, or be added to the mailing list, please contact: Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Cnr. Denham and Flinders St, 4810 (07) 4727 9011 ptrg@townsville.qld.gov.au www.bit.ly/ptrgtcc Pinnacles Gallery Riverway Arts Centre, Townsville QLD 4817 (07) 4773 8871 pinnacles@townsville.qld.gov.au www.bit.ly/pinntcc

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Splash you later! Have fun!

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Strand Ephemera 2015: Activity Book