THROUGH THE EYES OF THE COLONIAL ARTIST
Art of the Swan River Settlement
at THE ART GALLERY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA and PENINSULA FARM (Tranby)
Johnson Rd, Maylands
BEFORE YOUR VISIT
Identify the basic needs of the early settlers (water,
Assess the success or failure of these ventures and the implications.
Research some of the incidents written about by the
early settlers and make sketches to record them.
Consider the role of women and children in the early
What impact did they have in the establishment of the new colony?
POST VISIT ACTIVITIES
Using draft work from your visit to the Art Gallery
and Peninsula Farm (Tranby), produce one of the following:
An exhibition of work in the style of the early
A painting that shows how the area has changed since early
An illustration for a piece of writing about the period eg
a newspaper article
A practical item that has significance to the
mid 1800s era and is decorated with some aspect from your drawing – eg an apron, a bookmark, a bag for
carrying books, tools etc.