Our fabulous 2009 school Art exhibition, was proudly opened by the Whanau members at 6.30pm, Thursday evening, last week. The audience’s attention was caught by the sweet karanga from Pekarau, Maria and Jacqueline. The exciting set involved the whanau to move and interchange positions on stage. Finishing with a strong pukana to end. That was only the beginning of our night.
There were performances from many of our talented students from, the choir, soundscapes by different classes, the ukelele team all under Mrs McQueen our in-house music specialist. She takes each class for a set 50 minutes per week aswell as ukelele and choir practices. Other excellent performances from all areas of the school, with a fantastic finale from our wonderful Samoan cultural group.
It was a spectacular night of the arts. Each class put in many hours over the year creating a high standard of art pieces for your enjoyment.
Room 17 focused on a series of art works, from Landscape with Graham Dodd as an inspirational model which led us to our ink and dye ‘Taj Mahal’ impressionism at Sunset. A link to our major focus for our India topic in Term 1. Term 2 was a mixture of designer shoes, creating contemporary Maori taonga/recycled materials and experimenting with dyes, where we created our own leave impressions in Autumn. This term was building up our shoe creations from term 2 and adding texture and glamour to each individual piece.
The whanau also had a day during our school Art Week focus – where we created a taonga from found, recycled and reusable materials which was also a focus for our ‘Waste topic’.
This jam-packed night is a reflection of the commitment our school community has in sharing our quality teaching, learning and school with the world.
A place to be!
Have your say; Are you a performer? Artist? Staff member? What do you think about Owairaka Primary School?