Mu­ral a class act

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - FRONT PAGE -

Art takes cen­tre stage as artist Jahne Rees fin­ishes off the eye­catch­ing mu­ral at Como Sec­ondary Col­lege with the help of stu­dents.

ARTIST Jahne Rees has fin­ished what he started at Como Sec­ondary Col­lege with a colour­ful, eye-catch­ing mu­ral.

The Hamil­ton Hill artist painted a sec­ond mu­ral at the school, 14 years af­ter paint­ing his first.

The mu­ral was painted over four days from March 20 with the help of stu­dents dur­ing re­cess and lunch breaks.

The City of South Perth do­nated $2000 to have Rees as an artist-in -res­i­dence at the school.

In re­turn, the school do­nated a pi­ano to the City that was painted at the An­gelo Street Mar­ket­place event.

Rees said the mu­ral was an ex­ten­sion on the themes raised in his first art­work at the school.

“The idea was the stu­dents were bricks in the wall, who would then sprout wings and fly into their fu­tures,” he said.

“There is also the head in the cen­tre with the gears in mo­tion.”

Como Sec­ondary School head of arts Monique Laves said about 20 vis­ual arts and pho­tog­ra­phy stu­dents helped.

“They were about to ab­sorb Jahne’s tech­niques and en­gage with the work while tak­ing care and pride,” she said.

“I wanted to pro­mote the arts and have them cre­ate some­thing largescale.”

Ms Laves said the pi­ano would be able to be used at com­mu­nity events by the City.

Pic­ture: Marie Nirme www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d467132

Artist Jahne Rees with stu­dents (from left) Halle Schofield, Bri­anna Ball and Mikaela Watkins.

Pic­ture: Marie Nirme

Artist Jahne Rees (cen­tre) with stu­dents (L-R) Halle Schofield, Zinhle Ma­gag­ula, Bri­anna Ball and Mikaela Watkins. d467132

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