Rockingham students’ work featured in Up-Cycle Art Project Exhibition

Rockingham students’ work featured in Up-Cycle Art Project Exhibition

MORE than 200 students from schools across Rockingham have been busy testing their creative skills ahead of the 2018 Up-Cycle Art Project Exhibition on September 21.

The exhibition promotes the re-use of objects and has involved students from 11 schools working closely with five local artists in a residency program to bring selected sculptures to life.

Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said students gained inspiration for the exhibition from an excursion to the Millar Road Landfill and Recycling facility.

“During the excursion, students learned more about the recycling process and collected the materials needed,’’ he said.

“Not only does the project give students the chance to show off their artistic skill and creativity, it also helps instil the importance of recycling into them.”

Exhibition curator Barb Green said the sculptures were creative and inspiring and a credit to everyone involved.

In recent years, the Up-Cycle Art project sculptures have been displayed alongside the Castaways Sculpture Awards exhibition but due to the cancellation of this year’s Castaways Awards for the Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation, the school component will be a stand alone exhibition.

The Up-Cycle Art Project and exhibition runs from Friday, September 21 to Monday, September 24 at Rockingham Arts Centre between 11am and 1pm.