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Art Gallery Visit

art gallery visit

​On Thursday the 14th of September the Year 6 class went to the Condensery art gallery.

The Year 6 class, as well as the Prep students made a deer themed project to display in the gallery during an exhibition. The Preps made one big deer on a piece of card covered in their hand prints and the Year 6 class made individual little deer out of designed paper, water paint, coloured paper and little nick nack things.

When we arrived the Mayor met us and spoke about how the deer was an important symbol for the Somerset region. Susan McConnel spoke to us about her art, how she became an artist and told us about why there is a deer on our school shirt and how they came into our country.

We went into a room called the ‘Bomb Shelter’ which showed some history about the Brisbane Valley and Toogoolawah and information about what the building was before it was a gallery. It used to be a condensed milk factory! The room was interesting and Susan McConnel told us about the people that owned the factory. It was all really interesting.

In the gallery we saw many paintings, mostly by Susan McConnel and sculptures by Bodo Muche which were amazing pieces of art.

The Somerset council was so nice to us they gave every student a gift bag when we left.

Written by M. Anderson