This information has been copied form The Archibull Prize website.
“The Archibull Prize is an Art4Agriculture initiative delivered with the support of our funding partners. The program has been running successfully in NSW for the past three years and 2015 will see the Archibull Prize expand to other Australian states.
The program’s multilayered activities use art and multimedia to engage students in secondary schools to learn through hands on experience about the challenges of feeding, clothing and housing the world with a declining natural resource base.
How Does the Project Work?
The Archibull Prize is an integrated program which will engage secondary and primary school students in agricultural and environmental awareness through art, design, creativity and teamwork by:
- Providing a blank, life-sized fibreglass cow for students to create an artwork on or to use as the subject of an artwork.
- Giving each school their own primary (food or fibre) industry to explore and showcase. In 2015 this will be Beef or Dairy or Wool or Cotton.
- Pairing schools with Young Farming Champions and Young Eco Champions who share their sustainable farming journey and work with the students throughout the duration of the project.
- Supplying a resource kit with curricular connections.
- Supplying Matisse paints.
- Connecting farmers, natural resource managers and industry and community experts with students.”
Find more info here: http://www.art4agriculture.com.au/archibull/
In 2014 The Henry Lawson High School’s entry was “Bam”, 2015 saw us create “Bullseye” and in 2016 we are madly working on “ThimBULL”.