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Chalking Up Memories, 2003

by Hannah Bull

oil on paper
Year 7, Covenant College, Canberra

This portrait holds a pleasant memory of my days in primary school. The man in the portrait was my Year 6 teacher. I remember his wisdom and patience, his generosity and influence into every Year 6's life. I painted the warm colours in his face to remind me of the sense of homeliness and comfort I experienced whenever he was around. The strong cool colours of his clothing were painted to show his calm and peaceful personality. I envisage this painting as a memorial of one of the most significant years of my life.

Headspace 4

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Checkered Past, 2003 by Alex Epoff
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Headspace 4

Facing Memory

Previous exhibition, 2003

Facing Memory: Headspace 4 provides us with valuable insights into the thoughts, creative processes and art-making practices of secondary students from Year 7 to Year 12 from sixty-two schools in the Australian Capital Territory, regional New South Wales and Victoria

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