Excursion by the Visual Art Students at Chisholm Frankston
As art students it is an enjoyable diversion to go to a gallery to look at what professional and experienced artists are displaying in public spaces. McClelland is a great gallery, entry is via gold coin donation, there is a lovely little café for lunch and snacks and the sculpture park as a relaxing walk via natural bush trails with carefully placed sculptures along the way.
For those with mobility problems the gallery has a little car to take you around with volunteer guides to explain the artworks and talk about the history of the park and gallery.
As a volunteer in the Educational Department of McClelland, I can attest to the interesting workshops and events for schools and groups during the holidays and through the year. The small studio, originally used by the original artist and owner of the property is still in use for the art workshops.
The current exhibitions in the gallery building were the aim of today’s visit by TAFE. I had already been to an artist talk by Martin Hill, who talked about his introduction into the world of art and his projects which he and his partner are endeavouring to spread in a line right around the planet! See my blog in the site about Martin Hill for more information.
The other two exhibitions were very different from each other. Lord of the Canopy by Julian Ford and Sensory Overload, a group video and installation exhibit by Karen Casey, George Khut, Roass Manning and Kit Webster.