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Unit 3-4 
Studio Arts

In Unit 3-4 Studio Arts students conceive, develop and create a range of various ideas based on a theme of their choosing using mediums of their choice. By the conclusion of unit 3 they will have selected two ideas that best communicate their theme. Their final artworks are then created in unit 4.

Denver Carron

Unit 4 Final Artworks

Fletcher Stafford, Digital Painting

Fletcher Stafford, Digital Painting

My finished artwork represents an idea of living vicariously through a fabricated version of oneself without a genuine sense of “personal identity”. The ideas of vicarious living and fabricated identities are communicated through the amalgamation of different historical fashion trends to represent a general idea of “wealth” or “nobility”. This idea is expanded further through the idea of “self identity” or lack thereof, represented by the “missing image” graphic.

Fletcher Stafford, Digital Painting

Fletcher Stafford, Digital Painting

My finished artwork represents a dichotomy between the real, genuine version of oneself, and a fabricated ideal version. This piece is meant to explore how comparing oneself to an imaginary perfected version of yourself and holding yourself to unrealistic expectations is an ultimately pointless task.

Bella Bergamin, Oil on Canvas

Bella Bergamin, Oil on Canvas

The theme of this painting was centered around existentialism and feelings of dissociation. The uneven photo frames in the back ground and out of proportion objects is to represent how being stuck in an existential state of mind can distort and warp your perception in how you view the world around you. The mostly dull colour pallet is a tribute to how this state of mind can be a result of a mundane existence, which is more relatable now than ever during these lockdowns.

Bella Bergamin, Oil on Canvas

Bella Bergamin, Oil on Canvas

The theme of this painting was existentialism and dissociation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The cheek against the glass is meant to represent a glass wall, insinuating that the subject is trapped and trying to break free. This connects to being confined inside your own mind and thoughts of existentialism.

Jay Lewington, Pencil and Acrylic on Paper

Jay Lewington, Pencil and Acrylic on Paper

This combination of a drawing and painting was created in order to glorify a well known common landscape of Australia being the paddocks in rural areas. Through the use of vibrant golden colours in the grass and ground as well as the red dirt that is iconic to Australia's land I was able to show an appropriate depiction and appreciation for our homeland.

Jay Lewington, Colour Pencil on Paper

Jay Lewington, Colour Pencil on Paper

This artwork was made to contradict and contrast the theme of nature, rather than glorifying a natural open vast landscape, I wanted to depict a set of fake plants almost to have a tongue and cheek effect towards nature as a theme. Through the perfectly cut plant shapes and leaves as well as the vibrant green and yellow colours, the plants almost seem too synthetic and would seem as though they could not exist in a natural environment.

Ava Bartusch, Digital Illustration

Ava Bartusch, Digital Illustration

A tongue-in-cheek painting to depict how unrealistic expectations surrounding women are. By removing her face, I remove her identity to show those who are held to that level aren't known for who they are but exclusively their body - the title "the unattainable" reflects how no one can achieve 'perfection' and by depicting the painting in a tarot card style, it is evident that the expectations and idolized form have been around for generations as tarot cards and their style date back to 1400s.

Ava Bartusch, Digital Painting

Ava Bartusch, Digital Painting

The expectations and roles of women in society and how the way those in society idolize an extremely niche body type is inhumane and animalistic hence the imagery portrayed in this final. The leash alludes to the idea of being self aware of these expectations - enforcing them upon yourself - or taking control of them. The elaborate portraiture design is to reflect past generations further implementing the idea that these expectations have been around for generations.

Samantha Brewer, Acrylic on Paper

Samantha Brewer, Acrylic on Paper

My overall theme for my folio was coming to accept spiritual passing within the customs of Indigenous culture. This self-portrait painting was inspired by both my own features and my recently passed Nana. Her favourite colour was yellow and I wanted to represent her being a part of the person I’m becoming, and her influence on my identity in a respectful way.

Samantha Brewer, Graphite on Paper

Samantha Brewer, Graphite on Paper

This drawing represents the first time I felt a true connection to my Indigenous culture and my recently passed Nana. At the Invasion Day protest, there was a smoke cleansing ceremony to allow the present spirits to leave safely, in which evoked emotions I had never felt before. This led me to become more interested in the culture itself and also to deciding the theme I chose for this year.

Olivia Siwek, Oil Pastel on Plywood

Olivia Siwek, Oil Pastel on Plywood

The theme of this artwork is personal identity, it explores the meaning of identity and vulnerability especially throughout social media. The intention of this artwork is to demonstrate vulnerability perceived through personal identity. Expressing one's personal identity can be very intimate, exposing people’s vulnerability which is my goal for my final project.

Olivia Siwek, Acrylic on Paper

Olivia Siwek, Acrylic on Paper

"Hospittles" Jack Hendrie, Acrylic on Canvas

"Hospittles" Jack Hendrie, Acrylic on Canvas

"Hospittles” is an acrylic painting aimed to parody the branding of Skittles. It is intended to comment on the state of advertising in the 21st century, as its sole purpose is just to stuff as much of their products down our throats for us to buy. The drip is symbolic of this as it is feeding the little pill candies into your body to the manipulative and persuasive use of advertisements.

"Dedsi Series" Jack Hendrie, Digital Illustration

"Dedsi Series" Jack Hendrie, Digital Illustration

The Diet Dedsi collection is a range of two digitally appropriated artworks, aimed to parody the branding of Pepsi and the image that it presents itself as towards consumers. Diet Dedsi is a play on words for “Diet Pepsi”, and “Dedsi Max” is a play on words of Pepsi Max.