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Japanese students view Hokusai exhibition
14 September, 2017
Recently, 22 of our distance education Year 11 Japanese students and their teachers spent the whole day at the National Gallery of Victoria. The excursion was organised to coincide with the gallery’s exhibition of Japanese woodblock print artist, Hokusai, whose famous work “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” is an iconic image recognised world-wide and the gallery owns its own copy. Although this exhibition was enjoyed as a cultural experience in itself, it also tied in well with our Year 12 course. Our Detailed Study topic in Year 12 is “Manga and anime” and Hokusai is considered a forerunner of manga artists. Students attended a language session first thing, followed by an introductory talk about the exhibition by gallery staff. They then had time to do a self-guided viewing of the prints. In the afternoon everyone enjoyed a session on manga drawing and one on creating anime with iPads- both presented by gallery staff. We discovered that we have so many artistic students and many masterpieces were created. In fact, the work of Daniel Petty has been selected to appear on the gallery’s official website!
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