Kindergarten, primary school students unite for Strange Garden Project
GETTING in early, students from the Mansfield Kindergarten, along with assistance from grade six Mansfield Primary School students, have spent a day creating a sculpture for the Spring Arts Festival.
To be known as the Produce Store Strange Garden Project, the sculpture is a creation of cardboard, sticky tape, black texta and imagination.
Although it sounds like an unusual mix, the end result is an eclectic piece that stands out as a sculpture like no other.
Castlemaine based artist, Eliza-Jane Gilchrist, travelled to Mansfield to oversee the project – Strange Garden’s her speciality.
“This is a great way for primary school and kinder aged children to work together using recycled materials to create something visually stunning,” she explained.
“It’s about teaching them that just because it isn’t made of precious things, doesn’t mean the end result isn’t precious.”
Sponsored by the Produce Store, in conjunction with the Mansfield Shire Council and the Spring Arts Festival, the Strange Garden Project will be on display at the end of October.