By the time Archibull Prize 2011 judges reached Colo High School on the first day of judging we had started to believe Western Sydney students could turn a cow into anything at all and the students at Colo high School didnt let us down.
Can you imagine how gobsmacked we were when we saw “Threads”.
At first glance “Threads” had obviously had an altercation with a clothes line. On the line was a wide range everyday products made from cotton.
But wait there is a lot more to “Threads” than first meets the eye
Colo High School was the first school who used both the inside and outside of the cow to tell their story.
Inside their cow was the story of the rural/urban divide with the country and city divided by a field of cotton. The imagery depicted cotton as the “heart” of their cow
Colo High School’s treatment of the theme allowed the students to cleverly tell two stories of the same industry.
Art teacher Ms Mountain talks about the development of the Big Ideas here
Technology whizz Jesse shares his invovlment in the program here.