Class Four/Five’s Giant Knitting sculpture was greatly admired by the many thousands of people who visited Sculpture by the Bay over the past weekend.
The piece also won the Emerging Artist award from Happs Winery. This was a remarkable achievement given the high standard of the other works and the fact that our 10 and 11 year olds were competing against adults.
The work certainly stood up proudly and showcased the School beautifully.
Lots of people were involved in the construction of the work and we would like to sincerely thank Annie Malcolm for taking the prime role in not only inspiring the children but being hands on with the whole process; coming up with the vision, purchasing the soft materials, with dyeing the 240m plus of muslin, the knitting and being there to erect the sculpture at 6.30am and volunteer at the event.
Konrad was the facilitator of the needles and an invaluable resource to assist with the practicalities of actually displaying the work. Thank you also to Richard Rowell and to Tess for setting up with Annie on the Saturday morning and to ex-parent Graham Benstead who took the sculpture down on Monday afternoon.
A final thank you to Katherine who was so co-operative with having her class involved in the project.
It was a very positive experience and a great way to show the wider community the amazing work the children here at Yallingup Steiner are capable of.