Stu­dents get cre­ative with street art

Southern Telegraph - - News -

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

The ini­tia­tive, spon­sored by the City of Rockingham and Health­way, en­cour­ages young peo­ple to ex­press them­selves through art and de­sign in pub­lic spa­ces with the ob­jec­tive of en­hanc­ing 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 in the com­mu­nity.

City of Rockingham Mayor Bar- ry Sam­mels said Schools Take pART played a pos­i­tive role in en­cour­ag­ing young peo­ple to work with the com­mu­nity.

“Ur­ban art has be­come a valu­able medium when it comes to en­hanc­ing ur­ban build­ings and streetscapes. It is widely ac­cepted around the world for its artis­tic merit,” he said.

“The City is de­lighted with the art­work that has been cre­ated by lo­cal stu­dents for this com­pe­ti­tion.”

Stu­dents Elyssa Ben­nett, Is­abella Manolas and Taya Ball with a mu­ral on the Ster­ling Of­fice Na­tional Build­ing.

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