These brilliant paintings have been created by Year 6 students aged 11 - 12 years from Methodist Ladies College in the suburb of Claremont close to the city of Perth, Western Australia.
The students were encouraged by their art teacher to consider two questions:
- Who am I and what are the colours of my environment: how can I use colour expressively to communicate those ideas?
- How has digital technology and the internet re-purposed mapping: how has it changed the way we need, create, view, use, interact with and enjoy maps?
… inspired by the work of French artist Armelle Carron and poster artist Jazzberry Blue, the students selected a composition using a google map of the area in which they live, and two colours. One colour was selected from the street they live in and the other colour expressed an emotion they identified with. Using combinations of tints, shades and tones of these two colours - students created their paintings…
If you are interested in mapping your environment, you can create and submit your own contributions to the Emotional Mapping group.
Register at bpartexchange.tate.org.uk where you can download the activity from the Being and Becoming learning resource.