MCA excursion and Storyweavers workshop

This Tuesday several Rivendell students and staff enjoyed a visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art where the morning was spent exploring two of the museum’s current exhibitions: Today Tomorrow Yesterday which considers the impact of the past on the art of today and Primavera, an annual exhibition of young Australian artists aged 35 and under. Students were able to freely walk about these two exhibitions and engage with many different forms of art from video installations, to sculpture and painting.

A picnic lunch at Observatory Hill, looking out over the harbour to Luna Park and Lavender Bay on a glorious spring day, followed the exhibition before a small number of students returned to the museum to participate in a printmaking workshop as part of Rivendell’s Storyweavers 2019 project. The workshop, which ran as part of the MCA Bella Program, was open to members of the public and Rivendell students acted as keen mentors and guides to these visitors, inviting them to take part in the print making process to collaboratively create a 3 metre long artwork inspired by this year’s Storyweaver’s theme: My Place, Our Place. 

Well done to all the students who took part in the MCA workshop. Staff were very impressed by your maturity, professionalism and courage in your interactions with members of the public. It was a fantastic day enjoyed by all!