Last Friday our
class went on an art excursion to the Mullumbimby Piece Gallery with
the school's art teachers Jo and Mandy. We went on this field trip to
explore the world of Found Object Artworks.
The journey began with a hot, sticky bus trip to Mullum. The Starfish
occupied the back of the bus. On arrival in Mullum we dropped the Whales
off and they walked to the Historical Museum and we continued to
the Piece Gallery with Jo. We waited patiently outside for about five
Then Jo formed us into two lines and we proceeded into the gallery.
The first artwork of interest that we saw was a tricycle that was old
It had a skid mark behind it and a drawing of lots of different two
and three wheeled bikes behind it. The artwork was called 'The Ride
of Your Life', and Jo said it was about memories of childhood. On thinking
about the artwork it brought back many memories for us from our own
experiences with riding on bikes.
The next installation we saw that was interesting was a carpet made
of brown and black leather waist belts and it had a chair made of belts
sitting on the mat in the back left hand corner . This artwork was created
by Chez Baker and we really aren't sure what this piece was all about
but some of us loved it and some of us were very unsure of what to think.
When we got closer we could see it was made of wishbones. The name of
this artwork was 'Fortune'. We could not decide why the artist may have
called it this.
When we arrived
back at school we had a focus on making patterns by using our own found
objects. We think that the excursion and the making of the artworks
were both very interesting.