Treescape

Children's Gallery

An exhibition designed especially for children 3-8 years old in conjunction with Turner to Monet: the triumph of landscape. Discover art works which are made from trees, are about trees or even things that live in trees. Treescape stimulates an appreciation of trees as a subject for interesting and exciting artworks. Children can trace a tree to take home and have fun with a magnetic tree.

Art Exhibition previously on at National Gallery of Australia in Acton precinct, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
From Saturday 12 April 2008 to Saturday 30 August 2008

Published by anonymous on Friday 13 June 2008.
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Trees are a strong element of our visual and tangible environment, making the tree a natural subject for artists to explore.

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Pictorialist photographers such as John Kauffmann (1864–1942) were influenced by the soft blurring effect of etching, creating atmospheric images of trees; whereas, decades later, American photographer Ansel Adams (1902–1984) explored the clarity and precision of close-focus photography. Helen Ogilvie (1902–1993) used relief printing to produce dramatic, stylised and intricate tree images, and Laurel Nannup has attached brightly coloured lolly papers to her print The lollie tree 2001.

Sally Smart’s Family tree house (shadows and symptoms) 1999–2002, made from hundreds of pieces of black felt pinned to the wall, is a life-size silhouette of a tree filled with objects, people and fantastic creatures. Dominating a wall in the exhibition, this amazing work combines the idea of animal and human habitats with a spiritual and magical quality.

Animals and birds that live in trees also feature in this exhibition. Ceramic koalas and birds, and bar