Gallipoli: Caulfield Grammar School

This project was designed and developed by Max Darby in February/March, 2012. It is an in-progress file of the development of the project.

Other files accompanying this one will show the completed students paintings

A description of this project in process can be found beneath the images

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The theme of this project is Gallipoli, a major World War 1 site for Australian and New Zealand troops. The works will be student interpretations of the beaches, cliffs and landforms of the main battle fields for the ANZACS who landed there. It will be presented as part of the school’s formal ANZAC Day memorial service. Landscape interpretations of the Turkish seaside coast where the military landing took place in 1915 will be made.

The paintings will be completed on sections of Pianola Rolls that were current songs and/or music from that era. The music taped from the rolls will be played during the display/exhibition of the works. Approximately 50 students will take part in the exhibition. Student will be provided with their own CD of the music and take away their own painting after the event.

This file shows the development of the works in progress including exploratory sketches, transferring sketches to the Pianola paper and the beginnings of the paintings.

Pianola rolls formed, perhaps, the first major ‘computerized’ music available. A video of the rolls being fitted to the Pianola and being played will demonstrate the use of this musical instrument.

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5 Responses to “Gallipoli: Caulfield Grammar School (Work in progress)”

  1. This is a great blog. I love the work of the students. A talented lot.

  2. Great Blog. And very good ones, but a few of the quirks that go together with
    it are exclusive

  3. Vardenafil says:

    Great ideas. Thanks

  4. max says:

    The black paper is behind the paintings and shows through the holes in the Pianola paper, as you guessed. Cheers Max

  5. Susan Maygar says:

    I have just had another look at the works in progress and relized that you must have used black paper on the final works to emphasis the slits in the pianola roles. A wonderful additional image as it has such a powerful effect, on very beautiful paintings.


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