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.