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20161102 - Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2016 - meet one of the exhibiting artists and tour some of the works on site at the exhibition STAGE 3 AND 4 ONLY - 02 November 2016 - 11:30 - Stream 1

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Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2016 - meet one of the exhibiting artists and tour some of the works on site at the exhibition STAGE 3 AND 4 ONLY


Classifications: Enabled, Events Not to be missed, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: DART Connections


Presenter: Educator/presenter: Deanna Dimanoski and exhibiting Sculpture by the Sea Artist: Mikaela Castledine

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Date: 02 November 2016

Start Time: 11:30

End Time: 12:30

Duration: 1 hr

Closing Date: Bookings Close 2-Nov-15

Availability: DEC and Non-DEC

DEC Positions: 15

Non-DEC Positions: 5

Price: Free

KLA Syllabus: Primary,Secondary

KLA Stage/s: Stage 3,Stage 4

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KLA Keyword/s: Visual Arts Sculpture


Event Overview: 20 October - 6 November 2016
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi is the largest free to the public outdoor sculpture exhibition in the world! It has become a major feature on the Australian cultural calendar, attracting participating artists from around the world.

This year Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi celebrates its 20th exhibition! Once again the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk is transformed into a 2km long temporary sculpture park featuring over 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world.

On Wednesday 2 November Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi with DART Connections, NSW Distance Learning invite you to visit this year’s exhibition and meet one of the exhibiting artists.

We will offer you and your students a mini Focus Tour. Sculpture by the Sea Educator, Deanna, will introduce you to different types of sculpture in the exhibition area at Marks Park.

She will discuss questions like:
• what is sculpture?
• what materials and techniques do artists use to make sculpture?
• how do artists use sculpture to express an idea?
• what are the differences between making art for a gallery compared to outside?
She will love to hear student’s responses and ideas.
During the tour you will meet exhibiting artist Mikaela Castledine. She will show you her work called Big Intentions which is inspired by her visit to Myanmar and seeing the famous stupas. The technique she uses to make her sculpture is crochet. Students are encouraged to talk with the Artist and ask as many difficult questions as possible!

“Myanmar (which used to be called Burma) is a Buddhist country famous for its beautiful stupas. Stupas are dome shaped temples or pagodas but usually they are solid so you can’t go inside them. So what are they for? When I travelled to Myanmar I discovered that the reason you might build a stupa is to gain merit, which is like doing something nice for someone so they know you are a good person. If you are building a stupa then you have to do it with the right intention, which means you have to be doing it for good reasons and not for bad ones, For instance if you were building a stupa to trick someone into thinking you were a good person then that is not a good intention.”

Education Resources are available to download from the Sculpture by the Sea website: http://sculpturebythesea.com/bondi/education/education-resources/

Booking Instructions:

Additional Booking Instructions: Further details will be e-mail to you after booking. A confirmation will be emailed to you from bookings@dartconnections.org.au confirming your booking. Please advise us of any cancellations ahead of time to enable another school to fill your space. For non-DEC schools, Connections are unable to provide technical assistance during the conference so please ensure you have tested your equipment and are comfortable trouble-shooting during the session if necessary.

Further Information: Petra Pattinson
Sculpture by the Sea Education Manager

Photo credits: Big Intentions, Photo: Mikaela Castledine
Crowds at Tamarama beach, Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2015, Photo: J Wyld

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