We work on many rewarding projects here at Zest this project with Stockland is one of our favourites this year.
The theme ‘My Townsville / What Townsville means to me’ public art project was developed by Zest Events International for Stocklands Townsville. Aitkenvale State School was invited to be involvedin the project and work with sculptor Amanda Feher from the Atherton Tablelands.
Workshops were held with students selected by the school to be involved in the project. Students were selected based on who would most benefit from being involved in the project.
The students worked with Amanda to produce their designs which were then cast in bronze and installed on ‘totems’ for permanent display on Ross River Road at Stockland Townsville. Pictured right is Samantha age 7, who was particularly excited to see her artwork permanently on display at Stockland Townsville.
Students range in age from 4 – 12, many of the were born and bred in Townsville while others are refugees who have recently moved to the area. Their happiness at being in Townsville and having more opportunities and happier lives is reflected in their artworks. It puts even more meaning to the project. The students and their families will be able to revisit the sculptures in years to come and look back on this moment in time with pride.
Zest Events was contracted by Stockland’s Architects to curate this Community Arts & Engagement Project which resulted in this permanent public artwork. For more information contact Andi Mether.