This project ‘Wasps’ is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
WaSPS is contemporary, a video public art mural by International artist Brett Ashby. The pubic artwork was developed over Zoom workshops and has been produced during Term four, 2020. The art student’s learnt how to be journalists, producers and make their own videos with the artist. The artwork explores the School values through shape, colour, bold text, student voice and identity.
To observe light, time and space. The placement of the external work explores frequency and vibration, a common area and gathering place for the School community and pupils. A celebratory piece for the School’s 80-year journey.
The mural features a central wasp representing the School’s title WaSPS. The square shapes represent Winter, Sun, Summer and Autumn. Sun, Moon, Stars and Planets. Air, Fire, Earth and Water. Honesty and Commitment. The outer lines and colour lines are used for healing, growth, wealth and luck. It focuses in the viewers gaze, a gathering point of vibration. Circles, sacred earth, infinity no-end, square the material world.
The Celtic tree of life design has been used on the outer sections bringing a connection to the sites environment, library location and historical trees within the School.
The mural is planned for painting in 2021. Brett is excited to complete and share the video with the local community after such trying times- in the art world and for his participants impacted by Covid-19.