Thursday, July 24, 2014

Houses made at St Peter Chanel Primary School

July 23rd!
A grade three class made houses for the mural.
The houses were made of clay and based on photographs of real houses past and present in Deer Park.
The houses have been made out of clay and decorated with underglaze colours.
These houses will be dried for about three weeks, then fired in the kiln, then glazed, then fired again and they will come out with brighter and shiny colours.
The houses will represent the dense settlement of Deer Park that took place after World War two when many immigrants came and built houses. Deer park became a home to many migrants and refugees seeking a better life.
Here are our fabulous houses!

 Deer Park History Mural

This year a ceramic  mural is being made at the Ballarat Rd Shopping Strip in Deer Park.  
Brimbank Council, Deer Park Pharmacy and Gallery Sunshine Everywhere are joining forces to get this community made mural happening. Three local schools have been involved in making artworks for the mural; Deer park north, Deer park West, and St Peter Chanel. 
The project has also involved community participation from local community members with workshops held at the Huntclub Community Arts Centre and the opportunity to work on the installation process.
The Mural will be officially opened in December 2014

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