Sunday, April 29, 2012

Art Unveiling

A magnificent piece of art was unveiled during a ceremony at school on Friday. The art work was gifted to Amesbury School by all the companies involved in building the school. The work, by artist and sculptor Jeff Thomson, is made of corrugated iron. The outline shape is New Zealand but it is made of many small parts in the shape of meccano pieces printed with illustrations of flora and fauna of New Zealand. It was interesting to talk to Jeff afterwards about how he creates his works. The printing, similar to screen printing of T-shirts, is done onto flat pieces of metal that are then corrugated and assembled. It took Jeff a long time to make the individual 'meccano' pieces but only two days to assemble the whole 'country.' If you would like to see more pictures of Jeff's art come and look at the display in the library.

Part of the ceremony included the boys performing the haka for the first time.
They were fantastic - loud and enthusiastic.

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