Let NERAM come to you – explore eye catching original prints by Australian artist Jonathon Larsen.
A tailored outreach program in which students are able to analyse the subject matter as well as the idea of original artworks leaving a museum environment.
‘Made in Australia’ by Jonathon Larsen
From the artist:
But why should I be original? Why can’t I be non-original? – Andy Warhol, 1963
Pop was one of the defining art movements of the 20th century. Pop elevated popular culture to the level of fine art.
Simple bright coloured bold images derived from mass entertainment and consumerism entered the art galleries and museums. These institutions had previously only worshipped at the altar of high art. For many this new art was a shocking betrayal of high cultural values, for others it was a liberating encounter with the world that people actually lived in.
What does the quote by Andy Warhol refer to?
‘Made in Australia is a series of multi-plate lino prints created in a post pop style. International Pop, Modernism, local cultural, conspiracy theories, political and environmental references are juxtaposed in a colourful and irreverent way. This series of prints both hopes to add to the confusion and be a part of the conversation about what is quintessentially Australian. In reality it is just a collection of images based on ideas I thought were interesting at the time. I have also tried to borrow images and be non-original’. Jonathon Larsen
Description of Activity
Upon request, an art educator from NERAM shall bring the following into the classroom for a morning / afternoon session:
One original print (selected by the teacher)
A selection of high quality mounted digital prints (selected by the teacher) from the Made in Australia Series
An analysis from the artist for each print represented in the session
Upon booking this program teachers are asked to choose which print they wish to have in its original form. The original artwork alongside selected high quality mounted digital copies shall be presented to the classroom.
View the prints in the link below with an introduction and analysis of each work offered by the artist: