Promoting the Importance of Art
View the growing collection of Art
Rooms at Federation Story
The creative work of students throughout
Victorian schools will take centre stage in a new initiative by
Federation Square and Art Education Victoria to promote the importance
of art education.
Williamstown High School
In the lead
up to the 34th World Congress of the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA)
to be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground 7 to 11 July 2014, Art
Teachers from around Victoria are set to tell their stories and
showcase their schools' art rooms and students' work on Federation
Story, a unique digital time capsule.
Jane Sydenham-Clarke from Fed Square said,
"Federation Story is the vehicle being used to build a tapestry of
personal stories of people from all walks of life creating both a
record of achievements and reflections of life in contemporary Victoria
for future generations.
"The Arts and Culture section of
Federation Story is being promoted to build a unique showcase of arts
activities in schools at all levels, promoting the importance of art in
the development of life skills."
Strong, CEO of Art Education Victoria said, "Federation Story will
be used to profile the work of art educators and their students
internationally and will be promoted through all social media channels
in the lead up to the 34th World Congress of the International Society for
Education through Art.
South Primary School
"Art education has a major impact on
personal development at many levels and provides the future foundation
for how people appreciate design and develop their sense of colour,
which flows into their choice of clothes and consumer items.
"The opportunity to create a digital time
capsule of students' work on Federation Story provides an ongoing
opportunity for schools to showcase the achievements of their students
and art teachers."
Covenant College in
This Op Art mosaic couch sculpture was created
by students in Year 8 from Covenant College in Geelong during Term 4 of
2013 and is the first submission from art rooms of Victoria to
"Students worked with their Visual Arts
teacher, Mrs. Leah Grant, the Product Design Technology teacher, Mr.
Stephen Scott and myself, towards creating a collaborative sculpture in
an 'Op Art' style that draws upon a range of contemporary and traditional
skills, techniques and processes to be displayed within the College
grounds as a permanent artwork."
Ron Smith, Corporate Media Communications, Fed
Square - Mobile: 0417 329 201