Our Pod 3 students have had a history theme in Term 2. So over the past 4 weeks we’ve been using Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series of paintings as inspiration. Nolan created a simple cartoonish image to represent Kelly and this icon has become an instantly recognisable symbol for our most famous bushranger. Using white buckets, supplied from the Beechworth Bakery’s Ballarat store, we spray painted our background colours and painted our own scenes of the Kelly story on one side of the bucket. The other side was painted black with an eyeslot cut out with a renovator tool, to represent Ned’s helmet.
As the artworks are being completed, the buckets are being returned to where they originated – the Beechworth Bakery in Grenville St, Ballarat to go on display. Early next term there should be at least 30 around the walls and shelves of the bakery.