Art you can be­lieve in

Weekend Courier - - Opinion -

ART stu­dents from Kolbe Catholic Col­lege and Chart­house Pri­mary School have of­fered a new per­spec­tive on street art in Rock­ing­ham through the Act-Be­long-Com­mit Schools Take pART com­pe­ti­tion.

Spon­sored by the City of Rock­ing­ham and Health­way, Schools Take pART en­cour­ages young peo­ple to ex­press them­selves through art and de­sign in pub­lic spa­ces.

The aim is to en­hance streetscapes and build­ings while re­spect­ing the in­tegrity of the com­mu­nity and prop­erty own­ers.

The City in­cluded an ed­u­ca­tional com­po­nent at the be­gin­ning of the school work­shops to dis­cuss the con­se­quences of il­le­gal tag­ging and paint­ing in the com­mu­nity. This helped stu­dents un­der­stand the dif­fer­ence be­tween il­le­gal graf­fiti ac­tiv­ity, which de­faces com­mu­nity in­fras­truc­ture, and ac­cepted ur­ban art projects that pro­mote a pos­i­tive mes­sage within the com­mu­nity.

The theme se­lected for the com­pe­ti­tion this year cen­tres around the vis­ual in­ter­pre­ta­tion of pos­i­tive men­tal health re­lated to the theme ‘Be­lieve’.

Kolbe Col­lege stu­dents’ mu­ral on the Ster­ling Of­fice Na­tional build­ing won the sec­ondary school cat­e­gory.

Chart­house stu­dents won the pri­mary school cat­e­gory for their art­work on a wall at the Rock­ing­ham Cen­tre.

Kolbe Col­lege stu­dents Elyssa Ben­nett, Is­abella Manolas and Taya Ball in front of the mu­ral on the Ster­ling Of­fice Na­tional build­ing.

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