GC Students Diverse Birds Public Artwork at Marketplace Gungahlin

GC Students Diverse Birds Public Artwork at Marketplace Gungahlin

Our Gungahlin College year 12 Painting students have created a 14 metre wall installation of painted birds, which is on permanent exhibition in the Gungahlin Market Place. The painting will be officially opened to the public next Tuesday, the 1st of August at 10:30am.

The installation of Diverse Birds artwork was a Community Arts Project commissioned by Marketplace Gungahlin, with materials being supplied by Bunnings Warehouse. The artwork was created to represent the rich cultural diversity in the Gungahlin community. Louise Pinder Visual Art Teacher for Gungahlin College, says she chose the theme not only because it allowed for students’ varying abilities, but also because a visually dynamic gathering of birds communing together is symbolic for a community arts project. “There is much spoken about the diversification of bird life in Australia and beyond,” says Ms Pinder. “They are site specific, migratory animals and the great propagators of flora. One could associate that the rapidly transforming landscape of the Gungahlin community can be likened to this behaviour.”

In return for the students hard work, the sponsors are providing materials and labour to refurbish the Visual Arts Stage classroom into a Gallery space ready for the GozzArt Festival held in November at Gungahlin College. If you have time to join us for the opening, all are welcomed to attend.

Artists involved were:

Louise Pinder (Teacher)
Maddy Towill
Yvonne Yuanshu Li
Francisca Karsten
Maddison Mayo
Britney Rowley
Salina Huynh
Carla Roux
Natasha Miller
Justine Hooker
Natalie Calagos
Justin Rossiter
Alex Cornish
Cates Rankin
Kyla Munro
Ivy Jiraay Pearson
Shania Leydon
Michael Cadwallader
Alana Mackay
Esther Hales
Charolette Rees

The community artwork is located alongside Kmart in Marketplace Gungahlin. Marketplace and Gungahlin College hope to have the new exhibition space open by early November.

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