Term 3 Art classes have been busy with two projects. The academic focus was graffiti and street art, with two students spearheading the painting and removing film from the doors of the newly established Meditation Room.
Students learnt about the anonymous Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat and various Australian graffiti artists who eventually became well paid commercial artists.
Topics included tagging versus commissioned street art, comparing Australian graffiti penalties to other countries such as South Africa and UK, opinions on vandalism and graffiti as an Art form and whether or not the emoji house owner should have been taxed.
Year 9-12 students were previously familiar with Melbourne’s laneways and graffiti culture and welcomed the opportunity to participate in a Perth Street Art Cultural Tour. TransPerth was our transportation so students could sight and identify graffiti along the way. A hidden side of Northbridge was revealed as the tour guide highlighted several significant paintings on the most obscure buildings and alleyways.
Year 12 students, Lucy Downey and Sarah Paton organised the Meditation Room art project. Both have consistently help paint walls and been committed to the arduous task of using blow dryers to remove a glossy film coating the doors. Special commendations are in order for both young ladies.
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