Rockingham and Waikiki students clean up in community art competition

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Students from Kolbe Catholic College and Charthouse Primary School have taken to the streets to decorate buildings around Rockingham to promote a positive message in the community.

Art students at the two schools have put a whole new perspective on street art in Rockingham in the Act-Belong-Commit Schools Take pART competition.


Schools Take pART encourages young people to express themselves through art and design in public spaces with the objective of enhancing streetscapes and buildings while respecting the integrity of the community and property owners.


The theme selected for the competition this year centres around the visual interpretation of positive mental health related to the theme “Believe”.


Students were educated on the dangers and consequences of illegal tagging and painting in the community during the school workshops.


City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said that 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.


“Urban art has become a valuable medium when it comes to enhancing urban buildings and streetscapes. It is widely accepted around the world for its artistic merit,” he said


"The City is delighted with the artwork that has been created by local students for this competition.”


Kolbe College students’ mural on the Sterling Office National building won the secondary school category, and Charthouse students won the primary school category for their artwork on a wall at the Rockingham Centre 


The art groups from the winning schools worked with local artists to paint their winning designs as permanent murals on the walls of the respective buildings.

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