The National Gallery of Australia’s Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift Travelling CaseYellow Case: Form, space and design and Red Case: Myths and rituals are available to primary schools and early childhood organisations through RAG in July 2017

The Yellow Case: Form, space and design, presents a mixture of concepts that show great humour and originality. Neil Roberts’ small bronze sculpture The space inside my fist captures the invisible space between the fingers and palm when made into a fist; Ian Howard’s darkly comedic The arms of the people highlights the artist’s concerns about war; other items include Mary Oliver’s music sticks and David Wallace’s bush toys of stockmen on horses from Santa Teresa near Alice Springs.

The Red Case: Myths and rituals, is filled with works that draw upon beliefs and symbols from different countries around the world – India, China, Africa and Australia. These works range from a ceremonial kettle to an Ankus (elephant goad) and are created out of a range of media, including bronze, wood and pearl shell.

These travelling cases are suited to years 3 to 5 but can be implemented to other primary year levels. An advantage of this type of exhibition is that it’s completely transportable and facilitated by RAG staff (with teacher’s supervision) with morning and afternoon sessions available. The Yellow Case: Form, space and design and the Red Case: Myths and rituals also come with an education kit and activities that correspond with each artwork in the cases.

Phone (07) 3829 8635 or email: gallery@redland.qld.gov.au
for more information and bookings.


Image: David Wallace, Stockman and horse 1997, recycled materials including wire, fabric, plastic, buttons. Courtesy of National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.