Throughout Term 3, an exciting art project began taking shape in our Wednesday Art Club sessions, following an invitation by VicTrack for Mater Christi students to create a community artwork, to adorn the current construction site at Belgrave Station.
To begin with, the College was given a loose theme and some guidelines to follow – the theme being, 'Connecting Community – What connects you to Belgrave’ - and the opportunity to create a unique artistic concept for approval by VicTrack.
Art teachers, Melissa Muller and Natalie Nash, together with interested students from Art Club, brainstormed and later proposed that the piece include Puffing Billy, with four carriages, each depicting a different season, with animals, places, people, and Indigenous flora to match.
Following concept approval, students set to work at the beginning of Term 3, during lunchtime Art Club sessions, making fantastic progress.
Mater Christi Art Club includes students from Years 7 to Year 12 who have an interest in visual arts and the project provides a valuable opportunity for connection and to work collaboratively.
Once complete, the work was sent to be scanned, scaled up, and printed at a final size of 20 metres long and 1.6 metres wide. It was hung at Belgrave Station in October.
The work will be on display until construction at Belgrave Station is completed in mid-2023.