Currumbin RSL has curated and commissioned a series of ANZAC art installations as a visual representation of remembrance for our local community.

If you are driving along Currumbin Creek Road, you will notice a mural installed on the fence line opposite Currumbin RSL.

Just inside the entry statement of the club there are 2 more installations including large concrete poppies as well as a cascading poppy piece.

The artworks were conceived and created by the students of Artlis Studios, a local art academy for children and youth. Students reflected on the meaning of ANZAC and were inspired to create art that deals with remembrance, inspiration and their own future.

We wish to thank The Hon. Karen Andrews MP for the Federal Government “Saluting Their Service” Grants program for funding the project.

 

 

Plastic Poppies Project:

Another of the art installations, located on the small roundabout near the entrance to Currumbin RSL  was created by Artlis Studios Art Techniques class. Students ranged in age from 3-12years.

The ANZAC Commemorative Art display is a visual representation to help our local community remember and honor those who have defended our country.

These poppies have been created from reclaimed plastic cups and coloured red, white and purple. As students painted them, they learnt what the colours symbolise:

  • red for fallen soldiers
  • white to remind us of peace; and
  • purple to remember the animals who died in wars.

 

Concrete Poppies Project:

A concrete Poppies art piece has been installed on the small roundabout near the entrance to Currumbin RSL.  This artwork was conceived and created by Artlis Studios Sculpture Class. 8 students were involved in the making aged between 10 and15. The ANZAC Commemorative Art display is a visual representation to help our local community remember and honor those who have defended our country.

Concrete poppies have been formed using the draping method and then some mosaic elements have been used to decorate them. They’re simply lovely to behold and students learned the artistic methods of concrete pouring and decorating.

Tiles were donated by locals and students liked the concept that the concrete poppies will last forever – just like the ANZAC spirit.

 

 

 

Corflute Fence Mural Project:

Created by Artlis Studios Street art class. Students were aged 13-15years.

The ANZAC Commemorative Art display is a visual representation to help our local community remember and honor those who have defended our country.

The artwork is an illustrated depiction of the section of the Ode “At the going down of the sun, we will remember them.”

10 students painted the piece. They learned techniques of artwork concept formation, sizing, paint spraying skills and learning about plastic adhesion and priming, along with finishing methods. Students discussed the legalities of street art, how to gain permission for installation and how respect for your community is important when creating street art.

 

Art teachers enjoyed the conversations these ANZAC traditions sparked in the students. Students started suggesting that there were better ways of settling arguments, suggested more communication is important and to show more kindness to people from different countries. Artlis Studios staff loved that this project inspired students at a young age to think about how they want their future to be.

Artlis Studios is running online classes this coming term for students aged 3-16 years. See www.artlis.com.au for more information.

If you are looking at the sculptures, we urge you to maintain the regulated social distancing requirements and only travel when essential.

Lest We Forget.