The art of recycling

The art of recycling

Woodland Grove Primary students Faith Jogi, Lillee Rowe, Eusebie Niyonkuru and Amito Majok. Photograph – Aaron Van Rongen.

A variety of artworks featuring recycled materials were proudly displayed at a local school last week as part of a special arts event. 

Woodland Grove Primary School students from pre-primary to year six got their creative juices flowing and showed off their artistic talents as part of the school’s second arts festival. 

Visual art teacher Andrea Gadd said students studied the art styles of world class artists Joan Miro, Henri Matisse, Vincent Van Gogh, Alberto Giacometti and Claude Monet as well as local artist Lynette Bell for inspiration. 

“Recycling was chosen as a theme to enable students to explore artwork made from found objects,” she said. 

“They learned that we can make beautiful artwork from things we usually throw away, which also helps our environment.” 

Mrs Gadd said the festival was more than just visual artworks. 

“Instrumental students from Byford Secondary College held demonstrations and explained their instruments to some classes,” she said. 

“Other students attended dance workshops run by our local DanceSport teacher. 

“In the afternoon at the opening of the exhibition the choir performed their favourite songs and our talent show entrants and the high school students also entertained the audience.” 

Each year group also worked collaboratively on an artwork that was auctioned at the exhibition to raise money for the school.