Save the Flinders Pier Art Competition
The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery joined with their friends at the Save the Flinders Pier committee to run an art competition for primary and secondary schools across the Peninsula. The purpose of the competition was to raise awareness amongst students and the community on how to care for our local marine environment and shoreline precincts.
The students of St Mary’s spent a number of weeks learning about life surrounding a pier and the seashore. They were inspired by the marine life, seaweed and creatures that live on the shore, in the rockpools, in the air and also drew on inspiration from the human interactions on and around a pier – jumping off, swimming, snorkelling, diving, fishing or just walking along the pier with family and friends.
Each child created a piece of artwork during their art class that was then entered into the competition.
St Mary’s was very well represented and here are the individual finalists from our school:
Heath, RJ, Amelia, Lachlan, Izaiah, Kayden, Riley, Allirah, Evan and Zarnah
From these students we had 3 prize winners, congratulations to Heath, Kayden and Izaiah.
Copies of many of the wonderful artwork entries in the Mornington Peninsula Schools Art Competition are now on display at the three Peninsula Libraries in Hastings, Mornington and Rosebud. Librarians have also set up displays of books related to the local Peninsula flora and fauna and issues impacting the marine environment.
Congratulations to all students on creating such fabulous artwork!