The theme for Visual Art in Term 2, Matric 2022 was ‘Play’. We set a relatively open topic for Grade 12 students to encourage them to work in the medium and subject of their choice. Matrics may work in any Visual Art medium such as painting, drawing, sculpting, animation or videography. As always the Visual Art students are directed to create artworks that are personal, original and meaningful.

This is Gemma Trench’s response to the topic and her first attempt at stop motion. This is a natural progression of Gemma’s art which has always carried with it a strong sense of narrative. Gemma built and painted the set and characters herself and then ‘filmed’ the artwork by taking a considerable number of photographs. The final stop motion contains 1760 individual photos and at least 15 hours of filming.  This is after all the sets and characters have been made.