Art Students Turn Newspaper into Headlines for Charity Event
Amongst the designer labels to be paraded at next week’s Parents’ Auxiliary ‘Passion for Fashion’ event, will be some one-off looks of a different kind. Members of the Year 12 Art Committee will present worn sculpture, with a military edge, constructed from newspaper.
Head of Art Pam Yordanoff said the exaggerated pieces, paying homage to the style of iconic singer Lady Gaga, would include helmets, headdresses, chest pieces and military-style shoulder pads. She said the boys had been working on the accessories in a series of afterschool workshops.
The Art Committee, along with music students and members of the Prefect group, will join a large group of mothers taking part in the Passion for Fashion event. All proceeds from the event, which will take place during National Homeless Persons’ Week (1 to 7 August), will be donated to the Passages Resource Centre.
The Northbridge centre provides a safe, friendly and positive inner city service for marginalised young people, aged 12 to 25 years. It offers young homeless people a place to go where they can have access to information, referrals and support as well as showers, a place to wash their clothes, internet facilities and a place to receive mail.
President of the Parents’ Auxiliary Liane Smith said the auxiliary wanted to host a whole School community event – emulating some of the hugely successful Centenary events of last year. “We wanted to bring the community together for a fun evening whilst raising money and greater awareness of youth homelessness in WA. We have taken the boys’ annual free dress day (for youth homelessness) to the next level by reaching out to the wider Christ Church community.”
Limited tickets are available by emailing Carol Ciccarelli at email@example.com