Mould­ing new artists

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SCULP­TORS from Hill­man Pri­mary School and Liv­ing Wa­ters Lutheran Col­lege were win­ners at the City of Rockingham’s 2018 UpCycle Art Project Ex­hi­bi­tion.

The win­ners were recog­nised dur­ing an awards night at Rockingham Arts Cen­tre on Septem­ber 21.

Hill­man Pri­mary School’s sculp­ture Mr Re­Use It All was de­signed to re­mind peo­ple of the harm waste can cause in our oceans.

The ex­hi­bi­tion in­volved 200 stu­dents from 11 pri­mary and sec­ondary schools who worked closely with five lo­cal artists in a res­i­dency pro­gram to cre­ate their sculp­tures.

Mayor Barry Sam­mels said the Up-Cy­cle Art Project Ex­hi­bi­tion gave stu­dents a chance to show off their cre­ative skills while also learn­ing about the im­por­tance of re­cy­cling.

“The sculp­tures at the Up-Cy­cle Art Project Ex­hi­bi­tion were highly cre­ative and a tes­ta­ment to the skills of all stu­dents in­volved,” he said. “It is fan­tas­tic to see the level of work pro­duced for the ex­hi­bi­tion and is a great re­minder that most mod­ern ma­te­ri­als can be reused more than once.

“Both Hill­man Pri­mary and Liv­ing Wa­ters Lutheran Col­lege’s sculp­tures were de­signed bril­liantly and in­spired some thought­pro­vok­ing mes­sages.”

In the past, the Up-Cy­cle Art Project sculp­tures had been dis­played along­side the Cast­aways Sculp­ture Awards ex­hi­bi­tion.

How­ever, due to the can­cel­la­tion of 2018 Cast­aways Sculp­ture Awards, for the Rockingham Beach Fore­shore Re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion, this year’s school com­po­nent was a stand­alone ex­hibit.

Hill­man Pri­mary School stu­dents Sean and Grace, teacher Suzie Robert­son and Al­coa WA Re­fin­ing Op­er­a­tions gen­eral man­ager Si­mon Pas­coe with the win­ning piece.

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