Gone, but not forgotten

Students will examine the theme of loss and commemoration as it applies to them. They can use the associated emotions to empathise with other works that signify these emotive responses. Artist, Vicki West, will discuss her artistic intentions for some of her own internationally acclaimed work and inspire the students to represent their stories in individual artwork.

Students will use natural materials to create and mould their own contemporary pieces that represent their intentions. 

Suitable for

Years 7–8

Curriculum links

Experiment with visual art conventions and techniques, including exploration of techniques used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to represent a theme, concept or idea in their artwork (ACAVAM118)

Identify and connect specific features and purposes of visual artworks from contemporary and past times to explore viewpoints and enrich their artmaking, starting with Australian artworks, including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (ACAVAR124)

Practice techniques and processes to enhance representation of ideas in their art making (ACAVAM121)

Session type



$5.50 per student


1 hour


Museum at Inveresk or
Art Gallery at Royal Park