Roseworth Primary School Public Artworks
One of the more unique features of Roseworth Primary School is the stunning set of large sculptures in the middle of our school which form the public artworks created as a result of the Western Australian State Government Percent for Art Scheme . This scheme was established in 1989 with two key objectives identified by the Ministerial Taskforce on Public Art (1988-1997).
A tender process was undertaken where artists present a public art concept to the school and a selection process was then undertaken to choose the winning artist and design. Roseworth Primary School was very fortunate to have the creative and talented artists Simon Gauntlett and Margaret Dillon submit a design. Simon and Margaret collaborate under the name of ‘Concreto’ and their design offered bold and colourful sculptures of seed pods, stylized anthill and a curved leaf, based on examples found on our school site.
The designs included large concrete plinths on which to place the sculptures and artworks created by our students etched into the supporting plinths.
The resulting public art at Roseworth Primary School takes your breath away each time you enter the school. These are truly beautiful sculptures and we look at them with pride every day and celebrate the skill of the artists and their eye-capturing designs. These are sculptures with which you can interact, sit in their shade, admire from afar and there is no escape from their influence on the school due to their sheer size, vibrant colours and strategic positioning in the centre of our school. We cannot imagine Roseworth Primary School without these reminders of the beauty and symmetry of nature.
Here are photos showing the design process for creating this magnificent series of public artworks.
Artists: Margarett and Simon Gauntlett (Concreto) http://concreto.com.au/