What is on offer?
“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
This quote from Albert Einstein is an apt description of the works submitted in past festivals for the Primary School Art Competition. Entries have been from a wide spectrum of genres and subject matter, displaying high technical skill and creativity – a testament to the talented art teachers in our region.
For the 2020 Festival the theme seeks to deepen the interplay between living a creative and intelligent life.
The competition theme, “Solander and Banks: The Floating Laboratory”, allows teachers to blend school STEM topics into the artistic exploration of the importance around the scientific and ethnological interests of Daniel Solander and Joseph Banks as they voyaged around the South Pacific between 1768-1770.
A teachers’ information sheet on Solander and Banks is available on the festival website.
Who is the opportunity for?All Victorian Primary school students
Who is providing the opportunity?The biennial Yanmar Wooden Boat Festival held on the premises of the Royal Geelong Yacht Club. The festival is grateful for the continued support of Cavalier Art Supplies and the Giant Sky Wheel Geelong. http://woodenboatfestivalgeelong.com.au
Who is eligible and what is required?All primary school students are warmly encouraged to enter this competition and be a part of a very popular component of the Geelong Wooden Boat festival.
Notification by school art teachers of their intention to submit class works would be invaluable, for administration purposes.
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How much does it cost?No cost
How do people book or get involved?Email expression of interest and/or enquiries to
Phone Linda on 0438.826.610