The Blake Education Kit
What the Education Kit Contains
This education kit is a resource that provides teachers and students with support material for a successful visit to the exhibition or through accessing the online material at the Blake Prize website for use in the class room.
It is divided into four sections. The first section discusses the three chosen themes of the 61st Blake Prize, being Spirituality and Religion, Nature, and Smoke and Threads. Smoke and Threads includes information on the joint winners of the Blake Prize, Fabian Astore and Eveline Kotai.
The second section provides information on those artists who were Highly Commended and the 5th Blake Poetry Prize, whilst the third section looks at the process of Choosing a Winner and includes student activities.
The fourth part provides formal Questions for Discussion and Creating and Making activities that are split into lower secondary Years 7-9, and upper secondary Years 10-12 Visual Art Students.
Students studying Theology, English and Psychology will also be interested in the themes in the exhibition. It is intended that teachers select activities that are aligned with their curriculum requirements and suited to their students’ current studies.
An added feature of the kit is a Glossary/Terms of Influence that highlights definitions and influences on the exhibiting artists and their work. This can be used prior to, during or after your visit.
A key text for exploring this material is The Blake Book: Art, Religion and Spirituality in Australia, by Rosemary Crumlin. Further details and an online order form are available on The Blake Book page.
Blake Education Kit 2012.pdf [1,010.32kB] (added 192 days ago)
Blake Prize Eduation Kit 2012