'The children at Stirling District Kindergarten looked at the ceramic vessels created by Kaurna, Boandik and Ngarrindjeri artist Christina Gollan of native Australian birds that she observes in her suburban backyard in Adelaide. They identified features of the birds and how they had been constructed with clay. The children then thought about a bird they could portray for their work of art. This could be a bird they had seen in their backyard or their favourite bird. Following this, students explored the properties of clay and experimented with a variety of found objects including many types of seed pods, leaves, sticks, feathers and discarded blocks. They pressed and drew in to the clay to create different imprints and textures for their bird. Some of the pieces created included a rainbow lorikeet, a bluebird, a pink turkey and even a magic bird'.
- Jess Hancock (parent) and Sue Caldicott (Kindergarten Director)
Become a Twitcher as you explore Tarnanthi online. Draw all the birds you notice on your virtual journey. How many different birds do you recognise? Can you identify any of the birds by name? Which of these birds are in your school or home environment?