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Art Students Explore ‘The Country Lifestyle’


What does the landscape mean to our students?

This term, Year 11 and 12 art students have studied landscape artworks, with a focus on the Impressionist technique of painting ‘plein air’ – in the open air. Students have explored what the country lifestyle and landscape means to them. Most have found it to be a land of harsh extremes – with periods of drought and flood – but it is ‘home’, a place of freedom and endless possibility.  Students were lucky enough to spend time with the editor of Cooladdi Kids, Pam Jackson, who was born in Charleville and grew up in Cooladdi. The photography and memoirs in this book have served as inspiration for a series of student produced artworks that portray the cycles and weather patterns that define country living.