A trip to the Glover Prize has inspired 200 primary school pupils to create works of art depicting the Tasmanian wildnerness.
Grade 3 to grade 6 pupils from Glen Dhu Primary School unveiled artworks that emulate Australia’s most prestigious landscape art prize on Tuesday.
The theme for the pupils’ work was the same as the Glover – Tasmanian landscapes.
Isabel Demarchi said she had a lot of fun making her chalk piece depicting a mountainous landscape.
“I like the different types of art you can make, like photography, paints, water colours and pencils,” she said.
“I actually like making it a lot.”
The pupils’ trip to the Glover Prize, and the subsequent project, is a part of a broader arts push at the primary school, according to advanced skills teacher Sarah Woodcock-Davis.
She said for many children it was the first art exhibition they had attended.
“It was so great to see the kids learn that art doesn’t have to be about painting,” she said.