Churchlands: Newman College students in artist collaboration

Andy Quilty working with Newman College Year 12 students on a mural.
Andy Quilty working with Newman College Year 12 students on a mural.

ARTIST Andy Quilty is sharing his expertise and creativity with Newman College students.

The 2018 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture finalist has spent several weeks as artist in residence at the Churchlands school.

Quilty has worked with students from years 2 to 12 and collaborated with Year 12 ATAR students on a 5m-long mural.

“It’s been a wonderful experience to work with such a broad age demographic in a single school environment,” he said.

“The workshop format has meant that each of the students has been able to engage with their creativity and explore different techniques in art.”

Teacher Maree Grayden said Quilty also ran an open workshop with parents and families.

The school is hosting its student art show on October 10, which will feature the mural, student artwork and pieces by Quilty.

It is open to the public and runs from 5pm at the school auditorium.