CD Mural Kerrimuir: Primary School

These photographs were supplied by Emma-Jane Spithill



This mural was completed by grade six students at Kerrimuir Primary School as part of their legacy art project for 2014. It is made up of approximately 400 circular discs, many of them recycled CDs and DVDs generously donated by the school community. The discs vary in size from small to extra large, the largest discs donated from a metal work factory.

Students spent many weeks painting the discs with Vipond paints and coming up with various designs utilizing their knowledge of line and pattern. Many students chose to mix their own colours using a palette of blue and green, with highlights of yellow and white. Each disc was carefully hand painted with an undercoat of base colour, followed by unique and wonderfully creative designs once the undercoat was dry. The larger discs were each given an undercoat of spray paint before designs were added. Every disc was then sprayed with a finishing clear gloss spray for added protection and shine.

The trees were hand painted by visual arts teacher Emma-Jane Spithill, who then attached the discs to the branches using liquid nails. This mural is just one of three murals that will follow in the next two years. Eventually the trees will wrap around the adjacent walls in a full spectrum of colour.

This is a very worthwhile project that will certainly be cherished by the school community for many years to come. 




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