Students get creative with street art

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Kolbe Catholic College students Elyssa Bennett, Isabella Manolas and Taya Ball with a mural on the Sterling Office National Building.
Camera IconKolbe Catholic College students Elyssa Bennett, Isabella Manolas and Taya Ball with a mural on the Sterling Office National Building.

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 Barry 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.”

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