The Port Art Team working for National Child Protection Week
After our awesome Art Exhibition was over, the art team were looking for a new challenge! Fortuitously, we were invited by the Department of Communities in Fremantle to design and create a bold, colourful banner, with a very important message highlighting National Child Protection Week.
The artwork was to be displayed at a community event, held at the Cockburn Central Community building on Friday the 7th September. The Port art students rose to the challenge as usual with great passion and diligence, connecting with the theme easily, because of how important the message was:
“Stronger communities, safer children. What role do you play?”
These words where emblazoned across the banner, which has a contemporary Indigenous theme. The design depicted a parent and a child holding hands as the central image. A river of golden light runs through the centre of the work, with the ‘hands off our children’ integrated through this area. Concentric dot painted circles and swirls frame the work, representing family units coming together in a healthy and happy way.
Students enjoyed working together to create a beautiful banner in just over a week. Well done everyone, I am so proud of you all!