Students in Nullawarre will get creative and learn new skills with professional artists with thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Creative Learning Partnerships program.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney welcomed the news that Nullawarre and District Primary School is one of 14 across the state selected to take part in the 2021 round of the program.
The Creative Learning Partnerships program pairs schools with professional artists or creative organisations to develop a creative project.
Nullawarre and District Primary School will partner with visual artists Taree Mackenzie and Danielle O’Brien on a project that will research ways of communicating identity through text and representational forms.
Students will have the opportunity to learn ways to articulate themselves and make connections through colour, light and shape.
The Creative Learning Partnerships program is run by Creative Victoria in partnership with the Department of Education and Training. For the full list of participating schools and creative partners, visit creative.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“Congratulations to the participating students and staff at Nullawarre and District Primary School, as well as Taree Mackenzie and Danielle O’Brien. Beyond benefiting each creative collaborator involved, I have no doubt your project will make a big impact.”
“This partnership is all about exploring new ideas, participating in new experiences, learning new skills and having fun in the process. Collaborating with professional arts workers means students will produce an exciting creative work for their school that they can be proud of.”
Quote attributable to Minister for Creative Industries Danny Pearson
“Our creative partnership program is all about exploring new ideas and perspectives – giving both artists and students the chance to learn new skills and make new connections.”
Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“This program is a great way for schools to enrich the curriculum while sparking the imaginations of students.”