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News – An introduction to the Bella Art workshop

Posted on Oct. 9, 2012 in Creative Learning.

View of the latest Bella Art workshop in the MCA’s NCCL.

View of the latest Bella Art workshop in the MCA’s NCCL, featuring lovely Mungo the dog.

View of the latest Bella Art workshop in the MCA’s NCCL.

View of the latest Bella Art workshop in the MCA’s NCCL.

View of the latest Bella Art workshop in the Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro exhibition space.

The MCA has a successful partnership with The Smith Family supported by King and Wood Mallesons and The Macquarie Group Foundation enabling them to deliver Bella Art workshops throughout the year. Here MCA School Programs Coordinator Georgia Close tells us more.

What is the Bella Art workshop about?

The Bella Art Workshop has been running for about five years in partnership with The Smith Family’s Learning for Life Program. The workshop involves a week of practical art-making experiences with twelve young people from across the state. It’s all about showing these young people the kinds of career and education possibilities that are available to them in the arts, and developing some new art-making skills along the way. They spend the week working with our Artist Educators, who are artists and teachers, to create artworks using a range of techniques and media. They also spend time investigating MCA exhibitions and visiting different galleries around Sydney.

Who participates?

The twelve students are selected from participants in the Smith Family’s Learning for Life program – a program that supports children and young people all the way through their education, from pre-school through to tertiary studies. The students have a keen interest in art and have to submit an application to take part in the workshop.

What is the outcome of the week?

The week culminates in an exhibition staged in the National Centre for Creative Learning for their families, friends and our program partners. It’s inspiring to see the kinds of works that were made as well as the curatorial choices in how to present them. Lots of thinking and some really fresh ideas were on show!

Highlight of the week?

Dog Life Drawing with one of our colleague’s staffie, Mungo, who patiently posed for the group as they made drawings inspired by Primavera 2012 artist Dion Beasley’s works. Dion and his friend Joie joined us for the session and told us about Dion’s life in Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory and the ‘cheeky’ dogs that he draws in his work. Actually, the whole week was fun.

Posted by Kelly Stone

To find out more about this and other MCA Schools & Teachers programs vist the webpage

To find out more about The Smith Family, visit their website

For more information on King and Wood Mallesons, visit their website

For more information on The Macquarie Group Foundation, visit their webpage