Starbank Primary Present:

Re-born

A whole school art project designed to teach our pupils about the topical issue of plastic pollution and the need for recycling.

Presenting… “Re-born”

A school art project designed to teach our pupils about the topical issue of plastic pollution and the need for recycling. 

Throughout this project, pupils will learn about how contemporary artists are using their artwork to highlight the problems with pollution.

Pupils will research artists who work with unwanted everyday materials that otherwise would end up in the bin. These artists give a new lease of life to these discarded objects and materials so the items are re-born as works of art.

Pupils will take inspiration from these artists and create their own artworks using only ‘useless’ objects. They will discover that beauty can be found in everything and that nothing should go to waste. Pupils will give new life to their own discarded objects.

By creating artworks from ‘rubbish’ our pupils will contribute to saving our planet, preventing these items ending up in landfill or our oceans.

Over the course of the project, pupils will learn about how pollution is negatively impacting our planet and they will use contemporary art as a platform for highlighting this problem and use their own artworks to become a part of the solution.

Project Launch:

The project dates are Monday 1st June – Friday 12th June. 

Please check the online curriculum for your year group’s daily project tasks. Please submit your original final artworks and any of the practise outcomes you are proud of. We cannot wait to see what you produce throughout this creative journey!

Links to Tasks:

  • Reception – Week 1 | Week 2
  • Year 1 – Week 1 | Week 2
  • Year 2 – Week 1 | Week 2
  • Year 3 – Week 1 | Week 2
  • Year 4 – Week 1 | Week 2
  • Year 5 – Week 1 | Week 2
  • Year 6 – Week 1 | Week 2

 

Submit your artwork

Click here to upload your artwork to the Gallery or alternatively you can email it to artweek@starbank.bham.sch.uk please ensure if you are submitting your artwork, you agree that you give permission for the artwork and your child’s first name and year group to be published on our website and shared on our school’s social media accounts and it may be included as part of a video on Youtube.

We will assume consent for any work, photos, or videos that have been sent in to be published.

Artists to study:

Dianna Cohen

Cohen makes installations and wall pieces using old plastic bags.

Images linked from:
https://www.projectvortex.org/dianna-cohen

https://news.psu.edu/story/504767/2018/02/12/sustainability/artist-dianna-cohen-present-lecture-feb-15-palmer-museum

 

Artists to study:

Richard and Judith Lang

Richard and Judith Lang collect plastics that are washed up on the beach and turn these plastics into works of art.

Images linked from:

https://oceanic.global/judith-richard-lang/
https://couchpetito.wixsite.com/seekingplastopia/judith-and-richard-lang

 

 

Artists to study:

Jane Perkins

Perkins re-creates famous works of art and celebrity portraits using found objects

Images linked from:

https://www.wordsandpicturesgallery.com/product-page/homage-to-van-gogh-by-jane-perkins

http://www.bluebowerbird.co.uk/info.htm

Artists to study:

Hassan Sharif

Sharif creates assemblages with mass-produced commercial items, to highlight the waste culture of our society

Images linked from:

https://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/art/remembering-a-singular-vision-hassan-sharif-i-am-the-single-work-artist-1.672938 

http://islamicartsmagazine.com/magazine/view/hassan_sharif_blue/

 

Artists to study:

Rodney “Rodrigo” McCoubrey

McCoubrey makes fun artworks using found junk items

Images linked from:

https://www.rodrigosrecycledart.com/ 

Artists to study:

Alejandro Durán

Durán creates artworks by collecting rubbish and plastics that have washed up on beaches and organising them by colour to create arrangements.

Images linked from:

https://alejandroduran.com/photo-series

 

Artists to study:

Pam Longobardi

Longobardi creates artworks using and
about items found in the oceans.

Images linked from:

https://www.artistaday.com/?p=4752

https://www.anchoragemuseum.org/exhibits/gyre-the-plastic-ocean/image-gallery/bounty-pilfered/