February 20, 2015


Students at Mount Clear College will create unique and experimental sounds by turning found objects into musical instruments thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Victorian Government’s Artists in Schools program.

State Member for Buninyong, Geoff Howard joined students at the school today to announce the funding and learn more about the Object of Sounds.

“Students will get creative with found objects – composing music made up of experimental sounds, accompanied by stories and visual effects as part of a performance piece,” Mr Howard said.

“Renowned visual artist and musician, Diokno Pasilan will help the students discover opportunities for expression in everyday objects, by looking at things in a new way.

“Year 7 & 8 LEAP (Learning through Experience and Application program) students will develop the project throughout the year, to be joined by design, drama, music and visual art students from other year levels for a performance to the school community in September.

“The creative skills the students learn through collaboration and teamwork can be applied in all areas of their schooling.”

The Artists in schools program was established in 1982 and since then, hundreds of artists have worked with thousands of students across Victoria on projects that build confidence by learning through the arts.

For further information about the Artists in Schools program visit: http://www.arts.vic.gov.au/Funding_Programs/Education_Partnerships/Artists_in_Schools