UNDERWATER INSPIRED BOTTLE TOP MURAL ON SHOW AT STAR OF THE SEA

UNDERWATER INSPIRED BOTTLE TOP MURAL ON SHOW AT STAR OF THE SEA

Gladstone’s Creative Recycling Centre has been working alongside staff and students from Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School to brighten up and create interest in the playground using recycled items.

Local artist, Rosemary Anderson, who creates artworks using recycled items worked alongside fellow artists Julie Miers and John Anderson at the school to help the students to create the project. The group wanted to evoke creative recycling thoughts and ideas within the teachers and students while producing two masterpieces that could be displayed in the playground.

The underwater inspired bottle top mural contains approximately 4,800 bottle tops that were collected from teachers, students and parents of the school. The year six students created the mural design and all students had the opportunity to attach selected bottle tops to the mural. The finished mural is a vibrant underwater scene featuring colourful coral and marine life including a starfish and two green sea turtles.

The interactive recycled musical wall located on the other side of the playground is an area where recycled items can be experienced through music and sound. The students rhythmically play together in collaboration.  Recycled items on the musical wall include fan covers, cake tins, spoons, pots and pans along with pipes and tins.

The community donated recycled items used for both the mural and the musical wall.

Creative Recycling Centre visited the school after the final installation and was humbled to hear and see the number of students bustling around the area showing their friends their contributions to the mural.