Korowa students will take over the school’s two-level art gallery with a student-curated public art exhibition, The Object, on display from 20 June to 28 July (closed over the School Holidays).
The Object exhibition interrogates the everyday and the many forms and meanings that objects take. The exhibition includes mixed media sculpture, photography, painting and graphic design from students in Years 6 to 12.
The exhibition has been assembled and curated by the student group, the Curatorial Collective. The Curatorial Collective provides real-world experiences for students interested in careers in art and design. Last year, students in the Curatorial Collective mounted a one-night exhibition at MUMA in Caulfield called SKIN.
The Object is the first time students will be curating an exhibition of this size and duration and drawing from artwork across the entire Cripps and Senior Schools at Korowa Anglican Girls’ School. Students will work with Korowa’s art technician to understand exhibition design and art handling by laying out the exhibition, hanging the artworks and managing the unique challenges of fitting such a variety of artworks into the space.
Principal, Mrs Helen Carmody said, “This is an incredible opportunity for our girls. The Collective is a new initiative at Korowa and one designed to give students real-world experiences. Students are able to undertake a number of different roles in the production of an art exhibition, giving them an insight into the variety of careers that they might pursue in the art industry. We were thrilled with the reception of the SKIN exhibition and look forward to seeing our community at this exhibition.”
Head of Art, Antoinette Domoney, said, “These opportunities are invaluable for students, giving them the chance to work with industry professionals and take ownership of their own exhibition at the school. We host an annual student art exhibition, Art Walk, but this is the first exhibition which will be curated by students. I am extremely proud of the work they have put into this exhibition.”
To accompany the exhibition, students will be launching an online gallery curated by students and featuring student work, at www.eighteen90.com. The phrase ‘eighteen90’ comes from the year of Korowa’s founding, 1890, and reflects the long history of art appreciation at the school.
- 20 June to 28 July, 10am – 3pm
- Closed during school holidays from 24 June to 16 July
- Gallery Ranfurlie in Korowa Anglican Girls’ School
- 10-16 Ranfurlie Cres, Glen Iris
Two of the Curatorial Collective curators, Chloe and Tanishka, in the exhibition: