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Kua aukati a Te Papa ināianei. Ka tuwhera anō ā te Rāpare, 28 o Haratua. He mōhiohio nā Te Papa mō te Kowheori-19

Make a 3D version of an abstract 2D artwork Waihangatia tētahi whakaputanga 3D o tētahi mahinga toi tūrehurehu 2D

Choose an artwork from the collections and try and replicate it in 3D – you can use everyday objects and materials at home, or make it on the computer.

Remember to show us! #TePapaWhānauChallenge

Inspiration

Collections Online 

Explore the paintings in the art collection and pick an abstract one you'd like to try and copy. Below are some examples. 

 

Watch videos about abstract art

Art curator Megan Tamati-Quennell on Ralph Hotere's Black painting

Installing The Art of Remembrance at Te Papa

Judy Millar discusses her project Giraffe-Bottle-Gun made for exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2009

Artist Bill Culbert installing his works Daylight flotsam Venice (2013) and Drop (2013) at Te Papa

Tales of Te Papa: Cloud by John Reynolds

Example using thing found at home

Objects found in the home arranged to look similar to an artwork

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Recreating 2D artworks in 3D, 2020. Te Papa

Recreating on a computer

Tinkercad

You could create your artwork in 3D using a free web-based app called Tinkercad – you might have even used it at school before!

Get Tinkercad on your computer

Watch how to use Tinkercad (English)

Watch how to use Tinkercad (te reo Māori)

Minecraft

You could even try and recreate an abstract painting on Minecraft.

A little boy copies an artwork in a Minecraft game

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Copying a Gordon Walters artwork in 3D in Minecraft, 2020. Courtesy of Aman, age 10