Kin­der­garten, pri­mary school stu­dents unite for Strange Gar­den Project

Mansfield Courier - - NEWS -

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.

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