Yr 11 Visual Art at Cockatoo Island

14 February 2024

Year 11 Visual Arts students visited Cockatoo Island with Artist Michael Herron to explore transience through art making. Under Michaels instruction, students experimented with various materials and ways of seeing their subject. Working outside observing the rusted cranes and in the turbine hall with all its disused machinery and detritus of a time past, provided the students with a plethora of subject matter to investigate. The experience was eye opening, enthralling and set them on their way to develop their first Body of Work for the course. We are very grateful to Michael Herron for his instruction, passion and inspiration in sharing his practice with the group. 

Donna Miller
Visual Arts Teacher & Year 10 Guardian