The Artist-in-Residence, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, commenced the mural on the north wall of the covered assembly area near the rainbow gate yesterday. This creative project is being generously funded by the P & C Art Committee with funds raised from the successful Art Auction in 2015.
Last term our senior students were introduced to Kyle and he talked about is background, the techniques and materials used, and shared photos of his artwork around the world. Many of the students recognised the giant blue piece in West Leederville which is visible from the Mitchell Freeway. Some also recognised his mural at the Perth Airport. The students also had an opportunity to ask questions and to look at the books he has written and/or illustrated.
The books and the concept drawing for the mural provided inspiration for the Kindergarten to Year 6 students to draw creatures that may be hiding in the forest. Some of these drawings are on display in our school hall.
The students are enthralled by this project. On the first day many were racing out at each school break to see what else had been done since they last checked. They are amazed at how quickly Kyle and his assistant, Garth, have transformed the wall.
We encourage you to visit the school each day to see the forest come alive. There is already something, or someone hiding. Can you find them?