Bring the artist into the classroom

Beatrice is alive!

Create a written response to Beatrice. You may like to write from the perspective of the sculpture or imagine Beatrice has come alive and is in search of an environment to live. What are its predators? What does it eat, how does it move and what sounds does it make?

detail, Julia Robinson; photo: Saul Steed.

Monstrous Mashup created for our teen program Neo

Learn more about the making of Beatrice with Q&A with Julia Robinson

installation view: 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres featuring Beatrice by Julia Robinson, Santos Museum of Economic Botany, Adelaide; photo: Saul Steed.

Beatrice by Julia Robinson

Inspired by the Greek sea monster Scylla and the protagonist of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Rappaccini’s Daughter

detail: Julia Robinson, Australia, 1981, Beatrice, 2020, Adelaide, silk, thread, felt, steel, brass, gold-plated copper, foam, cardboard, pins, fixings, dimensions variable; © Julia Robinson/Hugo Michell Gallery.

Making and Responding

Create a new species or a work of art inspired by your favourite book