ART students from Kolbe Catholic College and Charthouse Primary School have put a new perspective on street art in Rockingham in the Act-Belong-Commit Schools Take pART competition.
Sponsored by the City of Rockingham and Healthway, Schools Take pART encourages young people to express themselves through art and design in public spaces.
The aim is to enhance streetscapes and buildings while respecting the integrity of the community and property owners.
The City included an educational component at the beginning of the school workshops to discuss the consequences of illegal tagging and painting in the community.
This helped students understand the difference between illegal graffiti activity, which defaces community infrastructure, and accepted urban art projects that promote a positive message within the community.
Mayor Barry Sammels said Schools Take pART played a positive role in encouraging young people to work with the community to enhance the visual amenity of the City and at the same time develop their artistic flair.
The theme selected for the competition this year centres around the visual interpretation of positive mental health related to the theme ‘Believe’.
“Urban art has become a valuable medium when it comes to enhancing urban buildings and streetscapes,” Cr Sammels said.
Kolbe College students’ mural on the Sterling Office National building won the secondary school category.
Charthouse students won the primary school category for their artwork on a wall at the Rockingham Centre.