Day 3 of Week One of the 2014 Archibull Prize official judging tour saw art judge Wendy Taylor fly to Townsville and cross the crocodile infested Burdekin Rive to visit Charters Towers and judge the cotton themed masterpieces created by All Souls St Gabriels and Cloncurry State School
Check out the students artworks and see what Wendy has to say
All Souls St Gabriels Charters Towers
“Cotton Eyed Josie” is all bull.
A mechanabull, a technologibull, a sustainabull and a recyclabull. This is a cow that has taken to the air, to tell a story of cotton. The unique story is told through stylised patterns and vibrant colour, all anchored in the cotton industry. Her aerial viewpoint intrigues, while at the same time she is anchored to the earth and the industry which inspired her.
The students at All Souls would also like to share with you some of their special highlights from their journey
Women of the World – QRRRWN – Jane Milburn
Students involved: senior female students
Students involved: 9/10 Arts (Music and Media)
Students involved: 10 advanced Maths
Students involved: Chloe Campbell
Reporting on sustainability of irrigation and genetics of cotton
Students involved: 11 AgHort
Students involved: 8 Health
Power Point Presentations – Growth Cycle and Genetics
Students involved: 10 Science
Cloncurry State School is a further seven hours drive down the road from Charters Towers and we send them our heart felt appreciation for bringing their cow to All Souls where it is proudly on display in the front foyer of the school
Cloncurry State School
“ISAbella” quite literally tells the viewer a story.
The story of cotton is shouted through facts about the industry drawn on denim patches and through the gorgeous myth about the farmer and the nymph. A picture is clearly painted through text, to showcase the industry and to highlight its sustainability features.