Igniting creative spark

Abbey Hobson, Lisa Fenhle and Dieter Fenhle discuss their works in progress.
Abbey Hobson, Lisa Fenhle and Dieter Fenhle discuss their works in progress.

Through the two-year collaboration, PICA will work with the school�s arts and English departments, and also work with local primary schools.

The school�s motto � I am because we are � is a quotation from South African playwright Fatima Duke and PICA said it embodied the school�s emphasis on community and interrelatedness, which had been recognised in its specialist creative programs.

Warnbro�s Creative Arts Specialist Program (CASP) has two streams � studio arts, focusing on visual arts and multimedia/electronic art, and the media and performing arts, focusing on drama, dance and music.

The school celebrated the partnership with an event at the school, which included an afternoon of workshops with PICA staff, who shared their own experiences with students.

�This meet-and-greet approach was reciprocated by the students who had the opportunity to showcase their own arts practice to our visitors and invited guests,� arts learning area co-ordinator Jo Sweetman said.

�The highlight of the launch was the premiere of a music video, Words are the Weapon Online, written, filmed and performed by Warnbro students in a workshop with artists Curtis Taylor, Brian Lloyd and Poppy van Oorde-Grainger.�

To conclude the launch, the school�s diverse arts spaces came to life when students shared projects from across the CASP�s various streams.

Ms Sweetman said there were a number of creative and innovative plans in the pipeline over the coming two years.