Learning and Engagement Centre garners major art awards

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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.

River Monster

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