Site Day has been the first art making task for Year 11 Visual Art students since 2001. Now in it’s 17th year, it includes Visual Art and Visual Design students right across the High School, from Years 7 to 12, as well as some Primary School classes and even some individual creations by staff members.
Site-specific installation is a unique form of art, where sculptural works are created in a specific location. When combined with the ideas of land art and the use of predominantly natural materials, students are challenged to question their previous concepts of art and to explore new methods of art-making. Inspired by artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, these installations are often ephemeral and so the photographic documentation becomes the artwork, and is often the only way audiences get to experience the work.
If you were lucky enough to walk through the school grounds recently and see one, or some, or all, of the many installations then you would agree that this coming together to celebrate the beauty of nature and create contemporary art is a wonderful experience for all involved.
Anna Delzoppo and Deirdre Korobacz