Learning and Engagement Centre garners major art awards
Students from the Katherine Flexible Learning and Engagement Centre proudly received two awards at the 2018 Junk Sculpture Festival held in Katherine on 2 June.
The six-year-old event encourages the transformation of junk into art as a way of raising environmental awareness, and the submissions are judged on aesthetics, ingenuity, and the use of junk.
The Class Group entry, the hybrid river creature Kubota Monster — Anphibimorphus Kubotas Rex — claimed the $250 Class Group prize. The invention used a neglected shopping trolley as the skeleton, a Kubota ride on mower bonnet as the shell, and diverse objects to form the wings, tail and internal organs, including a stomach with recently digested toys.
The Youth Category award, also worth $250, was collected by Ty Miller for his entry Redback Spider. The 50-centimetre high arachnid, solidly constructed from recycled chairs, a float and other collectables, included a brightly mosaicked abdomen.