Year 11 Visual Arts – Australian Suburbia

This term, Year 11 students in the Sulman Program have been enjoying studying the works of Australian artists, Robyn Sweaney and Howard Arkley. The subject matter for Sweaney’s artwork is her immediate environment – the home, garden and the suburban landscape, exploring the notions of Australian identity and place. Arkley is also known for his airbrushed paintings of houses, architecture and suburbia. 

Students studied a selection of Sweaney’s and Arkley’s works, focusing on the subjective, cultural and structural frames. Inspired by Arkley’s use of bright colours and Sweaney’s realistic representations, our students enjoyed the opportunity to create their own urban landscapes.

As you can see, we have a very talented cohort!