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glencore children’s exhibition perc tucker regional gallery | 29 august - 19 october 2014

SAFARI ADVENTURE TRAIL GUIDE


Cover image : Troy Emery Saint Euphemia 2013 Acrylic yarn, polyurethane mannequin, pins, hot glue and painted timber base, 130 x 50 x 64 cm Courtesy, Gould Galleries. Photo : John Brash

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glencore children’s exhibition perc tucker regional gallery | 29 august - 19 october 2014

SAFARI ADVENTURE TRAIL GUIDE


WELCOME TO THE WILD Hi my name is Pogo, and I am here to guide you through this activity book! I have lots of colourful animal friends made out of many different soft materials and I am going to teach you all about them! Now let’s go on a safari into the wild with Troy Emery, meeting new friends and learning about animals and art along the way! The four symbols below will tell you what to do in each activity:

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KEY TERMS

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Look out for this symbol and come back to this page to check the meaning of a word. ooSoft Sculpture: A type of sculpture made using cloth, foam, rubber, plastic, paper, fibres and similar materials that are supple and non-rigid. ooDecorate: To make something more attractive by adding extra items or images to it. ooRepresentation: The depiction of something or someone in a work of art. ooPattern: A repeated design.

ooExaggerate: To make something larger than it really is. ooObject: A material item that can be seen and touched. ooTaxidermy: The art of preparing and mounting the skins of animals to appear real. ooVibrant: Full of energy and life, bright and striking. ooTexture: The tactile feel and visual appearance of a surface. ooSurface: The outside layer of something. ooPrimary colours: A colour that can be combined to make secondary colours.

ooSecondary colour: A colour made by mixing two primary colours. ooTertiary colour: A colour made by mixing a primary colour with a secondary colour, or by mixing two secondary colours. ooComplementary colour: Colours that are opposite to each other, and that when put together enhance the other. ooFashion: A popular or the latest style of clothing, hair, decoration or behaviour. ooAnimal: Any living thing that is not a human being, that has senses, nerves, responds rapidly - and is also not a plant! ooMythology: Ancient myths in general; the ancient myths of a particular culture or society. ooAgriculture: The science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool and other products. ooCreation stories: Symbolic takes of how the world began, and how people first came to be in it. ooTotem: A natural object or animal that is believed to have spiritual meaning, and is used as a symbol.

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MEET THE ARTIST Before you start your adventure - fill in the blanks by using the words in the list below to learn about the artist.

TROY EMERY

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ooDECORATIVE ooFASHION

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Troy Emery is a soft sculpture _______________ who likes to create ‘fake taxidermy’ animals out of colourful materials and _______________. Troy uses many different materials including

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pom-poms to decorate his animals and make them look interesting. His soft sculptures

_______________ the different ways we view animals, including as _______________ objects. Using shape and _______________ , Troy Emery’s animals make us think about how we relate to real animals. By making them colourful and bright, we start to see them as _______________

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and not as living creatures. This is exactly what Troy

wants us to think about. Some of the animals are in scary or aggressive poses, but their soft and vibrant

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_______________ attract us to them. This is the same as in the wild - if you saw a tiger and its nice soft fur, you might be tempted to give it a cuddle, but we know this is usually a bad idea!

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COLOUR TRAIL There are lots of colours in the wild where I live. When all of the animals come together I can see the colours of the rainbow!

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The colour wheel separates colours into primary , secondary tertiary colours.

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Using only secondary colours, design the snake’s skin.

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FEEL-GOOD COLOURS It’s not easy matching colours together to make them look good! Look at Troy Emery’s drawing and colour pattern in Black Hole II (below) and think about why it is so pleasing to look at. Consider the colour wheel and complementary colours .

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Troy Emery Black Hole II 2013, pencil on watercolour paper 76 x 56 cm [composition]; 83 x 62 cm [frame] Courtesy, Gould Galleries


YOUR OWN COLOURS Now it’s your turn!

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Draw a shape and design your own colour pattern using complementary colours .

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SAFARI ADVENTURE GAME Cut out the characters at the back of the activity book, find a dice and play with your friends!

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RULES: Roll the dice to move through the game board. When you land on a green vine, climb up. When you land on a snake, slide down. If you collect a piece of fruit, move forward 2 extra places.The first player to reach the red treehouse WINS!

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YOUR FAVOURITE ANIMAL As you make your way through the exhibition Troy Emery: into the wild, find your favourite animal! oo Describe the type of animal you think it is:

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oo Are the colours vibrant or dull? Explain why.

Answer the questions below by using the colour wheel from page 6:

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oo What primary colours can you see?

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oo What secondary colours can you see?

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oo Which colours on your animal complement each other?

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My animal friends are decorated with all sorts of soft materials! Think about what your favourite animal from the previous page is made out of... oo What materials has the artist used to create the shape of the animal?

oo Some of my friends are very large, tall and colourful. What parts of your favourite animal have been exaggerated ?

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oo Just by looking, how do you think the surface of this animal would feel?

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SHAPING UP Shapes placed next to each other can form an object. Below is an example of how you can draw an animal using only shapes:

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In the space below, create another animal using circles, rectangles and squares:

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SPOT THE ANIMALS! On no! Some of my friends have lost their colours! To help them get their colours back find them in the Gallery and match their shape to the animal. Once you have found them, colour them so they are back to their true colours!

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MAGICAL ANIMAL LABORATORY! Some cultures have mythical creatures or animals that have special abilities. Think of a new mythical creature... oo What is the name of your mythical creature or animal?

oo What special features does your creature or animal have?

oo Why did you choose to create an animal or creature that has these special features?

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YOUR MYTHICAL CREATURE Draw your mythical creature here:

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WHAT DO ANIMALS MEAN TO YOU? You have seen many animals on this adventure, now choose an animal and describe your relationship to it, or the purpose it has in your life. You may like to do this by writing a story. Get started by thinking about whether or not this animal is a pet, or food?

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FREE ACTIVITY BOOKLET Free guided tours are available. For further information, or to give feedback on education and public programs provided by the Gallery, contact: (07) 4727 9011 | ptrg@townsville.qld.gov.au

GALLERY SERVICES Through Gallery Services, Townsville City Council owns and operates two premier regional galleries, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery in the city’s CBD, and Pinnacles Gallery located within the Riverway Arts Centre in Thuringowa Central.

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SAFARI ADVENTURE GAME Carefully cut out the characters below and use them to play the board game in the centre of the book (p. 12).

1. Cut around the outside, and then also cut the two blue indicated by the arrows.

2. Fold the middle green section outward, and the two brown sections in the opposite direction so that your animal can stand!


Into the Wild | Troy Emery: Activity Book