Salvador DALÍ<br/>
<em>Trilogy of the desert: Mirage</em> (1946) <!-- (recto) --><br />

oil on canvas<br />
36.1 x 59.3 cm<br />
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne<br />
The Eugenie Crawford Bequest, Professor AGL Shaw AO Bequest, The Nigel Peck AM and Patricia Peck Fund, Morry Fraid AM and The Spotlight Foundation, The Fox Family Foundation, Ken Harrison AM and Jill Harrison, The Hansen Little Foundation, The Betsy and Ollie Polasek Endowment and donors to the 2018 NGV Foundation Annual Dinner and 2018 NGV Annual Appeal, 2017<br />
2017.453<br />
© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí/VEGAP, Madrid. Licensed by Copyright Agency, Australia

Themes and Ideas

The Surrealists and ‘Exquisite Corpse’

The Surrealists were a group of artists who were interested in exploring memories, dreams and unconscious thoughts. They liked to experiment with ways to get new ideas, including by playing creative games. In one of their drawing games they mixed up objects and parts of bodies to make strange new creatures. They called this game ‘exquisite corpse’.

Workshop Instructions

In this workshop, we’ll be creating our own version of the ‘exquisite corpse game’ which we will call ‘Make a Creature’. We will be using Scratch, a simple coding language that lets us build programs using blocks of code. We will add our own drawings, to create interesting and unique creatures. Later, we’ll get even more creative and make our own controller for the game.

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Make a Creature: Part 1

Make a Creature: Part 2

Make a Creature: Part 3


A transcript containing all the instructions from this activity is available to download.

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Access the written instructions: (Write the Code)

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