Image credit: (L-R) Neale Stratford, The Cavalry, 2014. Archival Pigment ink on Aluminium. Latrobe Regional Gallery Education Collection.
Neale Stratford, Out of Place, 2012. Archival Pigment Ink on timber. Latrobe Regional Gallery Education Collection.
Neale Stratford, The Deceit of Dolls, 2015, archival pigment print. Copyright courtesy the artist. Latrobe Regional Gallery Collection.



Snappy Sculptures

Kids Program


Gippsland artist Neale Stratford, uses figures and toys to create his detailed photographs. In his artwork Out of Place, he also played with scale by using figures and toys of different sizes to represent the feeling of not fitting in. Stratford has used scale to make the central figurine look like a giant by making his surroundings small by comparison.

  1. A variety of toys, figures, and found objects
  2. Plain sheet, piece of fabric or large paper
  3. Window or lamp for good lighting
  4. A device to take photos
  1. Find a variety of toys, figures and objects that are a few different sizes.
  2. Hang up your sheet or paper against a wall and floor or table so that it creates a ‘seamless’ backdrop (where you can’t see a line or change between the wall and floor)
  3. Arrange your toys and objects so they create an interesting scene that plays with size and scale
  4. Set your lamps up so that you have good lighting on the area you want to photograph
  5. Photograph your scene from a few different angles and heights to play with foreshortening, size and scale
  6. Upload your artworks to facebook and instagram, tag @latroberegionalgallery and #LRGArtCart



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