Art evokes memories of schoolyard days

Bryson Wernick, from Landscaping WA, and designer Peter McMeikan with a giant apple carved from jarrah.
Bryson Wernick, from Landscaping WA, and designer Peter McMeikan with a giant apple carved from jarrah.

Reflecting the history of the former primary school, pieces include a giant apple carved out of wood, a hopscotch grid sandblasted in concrete, a park bench created from replica school chairs and giant coloured pencils.

The artwork was a collaborative project between landscape architect Emily Parsons and designer Peter McMeikan.

Mr McMeikan said some of the materials were difficult to source.

‘The apple is made out of a 1.6 by 1.7 metre piece of jarrah that took five weeks to find,’ he said.

‘The original school chairs are long gone, so for the chair seat we found some old school chairs in a shop in Northbridge and refurbished the framework and used new wood for the seating.’