RECEIVING a sculpture which featured in the Sculptures by the Sea was no child’s play for White Gum Valley Primary School.
Principal Glenn Rondoni said it was the first time the school had received a sculpture to keep permanently.
“The sculpture was donated to the school after one of the parents who had worked for the Sculptures By the Sea organisation heard that the sculptor was looking for a school to donate the sculpture to,” he said.
“We previously had Shimmer a piece that was to go on display at the Bathers’ Beach event in 2017, it only remained with the school for a short time.
“It took no more than a week to decide and have the sculpture dropped off to the school.”
Mr Rondoni said as part of the visual arts program, the students visited the Sculptures by the Sea exhibit.
“Students enjoy having it as an art piece that they saw at the exhibition and they readily interact with it,” he said.
“The piece signifies using the branch which had died naturally, coming back to life being painted in gold leaf.
“It is readily used by students in their recess games and as a piece to admire.”
Year 4 student Oscar Mack said he enjoyed the sculpture being at the school.
“I like it was part of a tree,” he said.
“I think it is great to play around it with my friends.”
The sculpture is called Limits Unlimited and was created by Swedish artist Karl Chilcott .