On the run up to the exhibition, Kibo were busy preparing for the show in which they made artwork about their communities identity. Naturally the new knowledge about Survival and Development Rights fed into the work, which gave an interesting account of how they think their community can take responsibility for protecting and implementing them.
Firstly, children worked in groups and came up with 10 ideas or ways in which their community can help them survive and develop. Then we continued our thoughts about what our community looks like, what are its characteristics and how these are important. We discussed things like what does it mean to have lots of buildings for shelter, or cars and shops for convenience?
Once we’d finalised our thoughts we put them into creative practice searching lots of local newspapers, selecting images which we though represented our ideas, or made us think about new ones. After an afternoon of thinking, talking, cutting and sticking each group had produced an exiting poster collage of images, paintings and drawings to present to the class and later their community at the show!
Here are some images showing how the artworks developed, Robert Rauschenberg eat your heart out!
Watch this space for the finished artworks and presentations!