Thursday, December 1, 2011


Inspired by Sidney Nolan's "Ned Kelly" series and our current inquiry, "History in the Making," we have created our artworks about Ned Kelly.


  1. That is really cool! Ned Kelly would love it, I think.

    I like how the artwork is similar enough to make a nice collection, but different enough to make each piece interesting and unique. The black figure on a colorful background is a very strong image and the color combinations you all used were fantastic.

    I'm going to stop commenting now and watch it again!

  2. Hope you are all keeping your art to show off in future years- maybe even when you turn 21!! Wow how far off is that, but that is what I did for my children at their parties!! You've captured Ned Kelly and the outback so well!
    Keep it up Cheers Mrs Bellesini

  3. Hello Middles,

    I love these paintings. They remind me of the work of Sidney Nolan and his Ned Kelly collection.

    Was Sidney Nolan's paintings your inspiration?

    Ross Mannell (teacher)
    NSW, Australia

  4. Kia Ora,

    We like your pictures about Ned Kelly, especially the vivid yellows and oranges for the outback.

    Mr Thurlow and Room 2 Burnham School.New Zealand

  5. Thanks Ms Tatiana, Mrs Bellesini, Ross and Room 2! We love sharing our art and appreciate your comments and thoughts.

    We visited the National Gallery of victoria and saw Nolan's work We also loved his painting of the Aussie Rules footballer!

    Thanks again, Middle Matters

  6. hi middles
    I really enjoyed making ned and the backround it was lost of fun
    from Ateil

  7. Hi Middles,
    I love the way you have used Sidney Nolan as your inspiration to paint these wonderful images. Love the vibrant colours...they look fantastic.
    Well done AGAIN!!!
    Andy (Nic's mum)

  8. What beautiful artwork Middles! The colours you used really felt like the Australian Outback...lovely and warm.

    Now I have to try and get that song out of my head!!! :)

    Have a great last couple of weeks as 3's and 4's.

    Erika (James' Mum)

  9. I am so impressed with your beautiful artwork! I love the vivid oranges and blues and the contrast with the black figures. Great work Middles!
    From Sonya (Conor's mum)

  10. Hello middles!

    You are such clever artists! Your choice of colours is amazing! There are some artists in the making in your class!

    Love Margie (Joe's mum)

  11. I never fail to enjoy animotos and children's art and so this is lovely post to view. Ever since being a child (a long time ago now) I have loved the image of Ned Kelly, sadly I still try to amuse my wife by wearing an upturned wicker basket on my head as I run upstairs!
    Have a lovely summer break
    Happy New Year

    Mr E

  12. Again, thanks to all who have contributed with such enthusiasm to our blog. Teachers are motivated by it, maybe even more than their students!!

    Marg Yore