A Woolly issue


Inspired by the Amata women’s bird sculptures, the Year 10 Art class will be exploring 3Dimensional forms in Term 3, creating whimsical bird sculptures of their own.  I would like to appeal to the generous St John’s community in asking for any donations of wool – any amount would be greatly appreciated. Perhaps a great time to finish off that winter blanket and see the remains of any wool donated to a creative cause! If you have anything to donate, please let me know ( kwright@stjohns.sa.edu.au ) or drop off at Retreat House reception and let them know it’s for Mrs Wright’s art class. Thanks for your assistance.

Heartland at the Art Gallery of South Australia



I have just attended a teacher talk/tour of the exhibition Heartland with guest speakers Nici Cumpston and Lisa Slade. This exhibition is FREE to the public at the SA Art Gallery on now. It is a South Australian Government funded exhibition which has brought together over 50 South Australian artists responding to the world around them.

“HEARTLAND is an exhibition that presents these evolving and sometimes unexpected visions and offers new ways of thinking about place, country and identity.” (Jay Weatherill)

I found this exhibition to be diverse, inspiring, beautiful, thought provoking……..I could go on and on… from Chris De Rosa’s beautiful and tactile etchings and pigment stains on Magnani paper (above) to the whimsical yet richly embedded cultural works of the Amata women (below). I will certainly be revisiting this exhibition many times, taking groups from school to inspire, excite and celebrate the creativity in HEARTLAND.