ALL Saints’ College students will cast special attention over the 2018 Sculpture by the Sea exhibition, having collaborated with ceramic artist Andrea Vinkovic on her submission.
Students in Years 4 to 10 took part in workshops where they proposed ideas and created prototypes for the lighting element of the piece, a combination of ceramics and electronics that mimic neurons in the brain.
Vinkovic said the workshops involved looking at ideas and inspiration for the work, experimenting with lights and making a model of the sculpture.
“It is certainly a thought-provoking and engaging process that will have a lasting influence, hopefully positive, for everyone involved,” she said.
The workshops were part of the school’s centre for innovation and entrepreneurship, Propeller Enterprises, and community arts initiative, the HotHouse Company, which links young performers with leading artists and companies.
Laura Strentz, head of Propeller Enterprises at All Saints’ College, said working with an creator fusing science and art was massive for students.
“The workshops have an authenticity as Andrea works in the field researching across disciplines and is now striving to learn about electronics to incorporate them into her work for the first time,” she said.
The 14th annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition will be held at Cottesloe Beach from the March 2 to 19.