Showcase in Pixels Competition

The Manjimup Shire invited Walpole PS students to participate in the Showcase in Pixels competition for 2021.

The annual exhibition of artwork from Local Governments will be displayed at the iconic digital tower at the heart of Yagan Square. Traditionally (until 2018) the artwork, in the form of physical banners, were hung on the poles along St Georges and Adelaide Terrace. Since 2019, WALGA has the opportunity to display digital artwork designs on the 45-metre high tower at Yagan Square, which features a circular screen with 14 columns, which represents the 14 Noongar language groups. This new format of display means our participants are no longer restricted to PVC canvas. Entrants are encouraged to be as creative as possible.

The students brainstormed ways they could represent the theme, Leading the Way. The Year 2-6 students generated a number of conceptual drawings which were then used as a basis for the final design. We used air dried clay and organic pigments to create an image of Highway One leading the way to the Walpole Wilderness. Walpole, within the Manjimup Shire, is surrounded by ocean, inlets and national parks. Every student from P-6 participated in the project, whether it be creating the air dried clay pieces or painting them.

The students are proud of the final project that will now be forwarded to the shire as their entry piece. The shire financed the project and it was undertaken during Art time in term 2.