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My Home Town in Art

Rita Angus HB Fog WEB

Rita Angus, Fog, Hawke's Bay, 1966-1968. Image courtesy of Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tāmaki - copyright restrictions apply

My Home Town in Art
Ongoing - available all year

In this programme, students will look at how artists capture Te Matau-a-Māui, the Hawke’s Bay through landscape art. We will explore different paintings of local places and examine the techniques that artists use to create perspective – foreground, background and overlapping.

We also will focus on our own associations with these local places and our home towns. We will discuss places that are important to tamariki and why, but also think about other members in our community and places important to them.

After our kōrero, we will take inspiration from local artist Abbey Merson and create an artwork depicting a landscape in the Hawke’s Bay! We will use collage techniques and tissue paper to create our very own masterpieces.

If you would like to make an enquiry or booking, please contact Juliet Cottrell on 027 332 5496, or via email.

Please note: this is a stand-alone programme and does not relate to Gallery exhibitions.

Primary and Intermediate
Year 1 - 8

Cost: FREE
Duration: 90 minutes

Key Themes: Hawke's Bay, Local, Environment, Home, Place, Landscape Art, Community, Pictorial Techniques
Subject Areas: Visual Arts, Design, Social Sciences, English
Key Competencies: Thinking, Using Language, Symbols and Texts, Participating and Contributing, Relating to Others

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