When art and dance collide

Phil Doncon during his Paint Storm performance. Picture: Martin Kennealey d442032
Phil Doncon during his Paint Storm performance. Picture: Martin Kennealey d442032

VISUAL artist Phil Doncon visited Quinns Rocks Primary School this month to brush up a paint storm.

The WA artist gave a live painting performance at the school on August 11, entertaining students by combining brushstrokes, dance and gymnastics.

Teacher David Fernandez said the children enjoyed the hour-and-a-half long �supercharged performance�.

�It�s full of humour; it has a poignant message of resilience and creativity,� he said.

�It introduces art as a medium of expressing feeling.

�The students responded extremely well; they were just mesmerised.

�They were always looking forward and thinking and responding to his questions; they were trying to predict what he was going to paint next.�

Mr Fernandez said it was Doncon�s third visit to the school and he was keen to have Paint Storm return again.