Thursday, 16 February 2017 12:50

Amilita comes to school

Public Art acquisition 
From late October to mid December last year, the City of Perth hosted the largest public art event in the world, Cow Parade Perth 2016. This event featured 40 life size cows across various city locations. In keeping with other Cow Parades across the globe, the cows arrived as blank canvases and were crafted, sculpted and painted by some of Western Australia's prominent artists and fashion designers. The transformed cows were then exhibited for six weeks throughout city malls, parks, iconic buildings and precincts, with some auctioned at the Telethon Ball raising money to support child health research.

Given the School's history as a farm, it seemed a good opportunity to acquire a cow. We have purchased Amilita, by husband and wife artists Audrey Fernandes Satar and Mahomad Arif Satar which was located near the Bell Tower. She is now located on the lawn in front of the Technology Centre and will move to various parts of the School during the course of the year before being permanently homed. She has attracted a deal of attention from the students. Families visiting for the P&F Picnic and Entertainment event on Wednesday 15 February will be able to see her and read the plaque telling the artists' story.

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