North Parmelia Primary School Artist in Residence

To celebrate the momentous occasion of NPPS’s 50th year serving the community of Kwinana. I worked with the school community to create a program that examined the development of the school and the broader Parmelia community.  The students were encouraged to identify significant aspects of the Kwinana community and the people of Kwinana.  

Split over two terms, the project commenced in Term Two with a series of community members talking to students at significant historical sites in the Kwinana area. Following on from each talk the students participated two creative workshops to individually respond to what they learnt. The creative workshops also worked as a soft introduction to the various artistic mediums available to them, as well as developing skills and concepts for their final group project that which place the following term. In Term 3 the project culminated with the creation of a series of 3D wooden sculptures of persons or events the children identify as significant to the school and broader community’s history- The use of statues was also in response to 2020’s War on Statues. Instead of the removal, the children created new and permanent additions to their local landscape that honour the diversity and celebrate significant historical persons who have contributed to Parmelia’s history. 

The final works are currently on display at the Carol Adams Lounge Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre until November 7, 2021

This project was made possible through Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Government of Western Australia, Lotteries West and The City of Kwinana.

NPPS Exhibition Opening | Photo Credit Dallas Howe

NPPS Project Photo Shoot | Photo Credit Kaitlyn Elsegood

NPPS Talks and Workshops | Photo Credit Kaitlyn Elsegood


Student’s Responses

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