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16 Jun 2016
Archibald prize finalist Julian Meagher gave Year 11 Visual Art students the unique opportunity to sit under his tutorship at Wenona last Term.
In Florence in his early 20s, the now multi-time Archibald finalist and twice-winner of the Doug Moran prize for portraiture, trained in traditional oil portraiture.
By focusing on the traditional technique, Meagher helped students understand and apply the style. He urged them to consider how oil painting can be used in contemporary practice, something he has continued to do throughout his work.
The girls have since created stunning artworks with oils.
The Judith Dey Gallery showcases drawings, painting, felting, lights and sculpture by Visual Arts and Textiles and Applied Science students from Years 7 to 12.
A charcoal drawing of her grandfather, who journeyed from Greece to Australia at age 16, won Annelise of Year 11 the Northbridge Children’s Art Prize 2016 in the drawing category.
The Southern Highlands-based artist led the girls through the history of printmaking.