This term, we have one Australian boy in our school. He takes some subjects in Secondary 3, included Art & Culture. One of the projects we are doing in the classroom is simple sculpturing. Students are encouraged to carve a bar of soap to become 3D object. I want them to calculate the shape, imagine it in their minds and carve it to create one piece of artwork.
They surely thinking of different kind, but none of them think of make something connected to traditional culture –as I have always encouraged them to- :(. Not even Patrick, the Australian boy. Instead of making a shape of koala bear (ooh… I know it’s a difficult thing) as an Australian icon, he doesn’t make any handmade souvenirs from Australia either. Not even boomerang, as one of aboriginal art and aboriginal symbols (I know that will be too easy ;)). Then I just leave them make whatever they can.
Browsing for website of Australian souvenir, I found this, http://www.australiasouvenir.com where I can see various kinds of Australian souvenirs and Aboriginal Art being offered online. It’s interesting. One of my favourite is stuffed koala bear, a cute one. Wish I can have it 😉