Book your class in for an education programme based In to The Light exhibition and See What I Can See, a comprehensive survey exhibition which is a companion to the book, See what I can see: New Zealand Photography for the young and curious, written by Gregory O’Brien.
The programme will start with a tour of the exhibition and discussion about the photographs and photographic techniques. Students will then participate in a hands-on workshop.
Discussion: Students will discuss the techniques and visual strategies used by the artists, including use of light, time of day, vantage point, focus, cropping, framing, composition, use of colour palette to create mood and to influence the viewer’s perception of a subject.
Workshop: Inspired by artist Nova Paul’s film; This is not Dying, students will use CMYK colour-separated transparencies of photographs from the exhibition and explore the techniques and visual storytelling through layering these. They will create a range of constructed photographic images that address Paul’s concept and also convey new narratives.
NCEA: 1.2-2.2-3.2- 1.1-2.1-3.1
Duration: 90 minutes, with flexibility to meet your timeframe.
Suitable: For Year 1-13
Available: 29 May – 11 August 2017
Read more about This is not Dying Nova Paul
Featured images: Nova Paul, This is not Dying, 2010. 16mm film transferred to HD video, 20 minutes. Courtesy of the artist.