Portraits – Athelstane Primary School

Map Portraits

Year1 students and the ongoing themes of Me and My Community created collage portraits using maps of the local area and old maps of Sydney. The students first traced over a black and white self-portrait using permanent marker on acetate. Then, the students collaged the maps directly onto the printed image and finished by overlaying the acetate on the collage.


Self-portraits inspired by the work of artists Shirin Seshat and Wendy Ewald. Portraits were taken using a professional DSLR camera and studio lighting kit with each student operating a remote timer so they were the authors of their own portrait. The printed images were transferred onto canvas using artists gel medium. Each student composed a statement about themselves which they felt reflected themselves and their self-image.

Room 13