During Weeks 11 and 12 of Term 2, a number of students from Years 7-9 worked alongside artist Smalls to transform the oval wall on the Padua Campus.
Smalls is a graffiti artist from Queensland. In 2018, he was the College’s Artist in Residence, where he worked with Art classes on a range of murals across the school. This time around, Smalls and the students worked on a mural inspired by the four houses - Ngadyung (Platypus), Meup Meup (Wallaby), Gurabang (Goanna) and Mindygari (Hawk).
Working with Smalls was a great experience for students. We learnt the basic techniques of spray painting, we learnt how to draw graffiti letters, and we even got to create our own tag (which is basically a signature in spray paint form). We watched Smalls in action, showcasing his skills when assisting us to paint the mural of the four houses. Overall, it was really fun, and it was a privilege to have such a unique artist come and share their talent.
Article by: Millie Terracini and Leila Nikolic (Year 9)
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