About twenty Bexley Public School students, parents and teachers attended the Koori Art Expressions Exhibition launch last Thursday night at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Pyrmont.
This is Bexley Public School's first foray into this annual event which has been running for over 13 years. Two of our artworks were chosen - a collaborative artwork completed by KM titled, "A bird's eye view of our school", and an individual artwork by Mariam, in Year 5, titled, 'Through the trees". Both artworks reflected the theme of 'Songlines', representing students' connections to our school.
Most of the students and their families caught the train together to the City and walked across to Darling Harbour. What a lovely community activity for them!
The evening began with a Welcome to Country by Aunty Fay Carroll and her nephew, Mr Luke Carroll as Master of Ceremonies kept everything moving along nicely.
Mr Kevin Sumption, Director of the Australian National Maritime Museum told us that we were the largest group ever in that function area - it was very, very hot and there was very little room to move, so that was not surprising!
Before the Executive Director of Public Schools NSW, Mr Murat Dizdar officially declared the Exhibition open, we were also treated to a performance by two Campbelltown Performing Arts High School students, Rebecca and Joshua. It was difficult to believe that they were only in High School. What wonderful talent.
Finally, we were all able to enter the exhibition. This year there were so many students and families at the launch that they had to take us in in ten minute intervals. Thankfully we were nearly all able to get through at the same time and we looked at all of the amazing paintings, sculptures and installations before finding ours and taking some pictures.
What a wonderful experience for our students and thank you to all of those families who made the launch such a memorable experience for us teachers. Many thanks also to Mrs McNamara who came to see KM's artwork.
Hello! I am a Primary School (that's Kindergarten to Year 6) Teacher Librarian at a medium-sized school (300+) in Sydney, Australia. This blog and it's website records our learning adventures as we prepare students who are future-ready, digital savvy, productive digital citizens.