For an artist who is hands on and had planned to guide kids in a classroom, to then be able to design a project that kids could do from home whilst remote learning deserves great applause and recognition. The way Steph\’s brain worked in coming up with the idea blew my mind!
I would place this project in the ‘Exhibition’ design arena, pieces of art that convey information through visual story telling.
A great example of what engaged placemaking can achieve even during challenging times.
A collaborative art project between Council, Coburg Primary students and a local artist despite COVID-19 school closures stopping the original planned workshops. Council officers, local artist Stephanie Hughes and teachers were forced to think outside the box to bring the students together to complete the project.
With some creative thinking, students were coached via online workshops, their drawings completed at home, then scanned and submitted to arrange the artwork. Installed on the new Exeloo and adjacent power substation box in Russell Street, behind Coburg Primary School. A great example of what engaged placemaking can achieve even during challenging times.