Art Kingdom comes to Claremont Quarter

Claremont Quarter has partnered with Freshwater Bay Primary School to present a contemporary art display within the shopping centre from 23 September to 20 October.

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Claremont Quarter has partnered with Freshwater Bay Primary School to present a contemporary art display within the centre from 23 September to 20 October.

Freshwater Bay Primary School students will present their contemporary art pieces as part of an exhibition: Art Kingdom, inspired by iconic fairy tales. 

The exhibition showcases works by over 30 students, featuring a plethora of art mediums including sculptures, drawings, paintings and clay works.  

Pieces include a whole-school collaborative piece based on The Paper Bag Princess, which focusses on creating a small world known as ‘Art Kingdom’.

Other smaller pieces include various mix media artworks, such as clay mushroom pieces inspired by The Boy Who Cried Wolf and ceramic poisonous apples inspired by a modern-day version of the story of Snow White.

Hawaiian’s General Manager – Shopping Centres Scott Greenwood said Hawaiian is proud to partner with Freshwater Bay Primary School to give students a platform to showcase their designs to a larger audience.

“It’s a great to see children are given the opportunity to express their creativity within schools, and Hawaiian is proud to be able to support this local community project,” said Mr Greenwood.

Freshwater Bay Primary School Specialist Art Teacher Billy Calvert said this year’s artworks were inspired by fantasy, small worlds and fairy tales.

 “Using a range of Aesop fables and classic fairy tales, students have explored the ‘secret messages’ that can be learnt from them,” said Mr Calvert.

 “In this installation you will find students have created the elements of a small world and representations of classic fairy tales, through varied sculptural mediums.

 “These pieces contributed to converting the Art room into ‘Art Kingdom’, where a culture is shared that supports the values and attitudes of our school.”

The art exhibition will be held between 23 September to 20 October during centre opening hours and is located on Level 2 near RM Williams.