Moulding new artists
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.