Elizabeth Grove Primary School students have taken home a SALA Festival school award for their interactive installation, Square-Eyed.
The school has won $1,000 and the honour of its installation being named the Credit Union SA School Award, Runner-Up Primary School Exhibition.
Squared-Eyed, funded by the City of Playford and Anglicare SA’s Communities for Children initiative, saw more than 4,500 interactions throughout August.
The installation was made up of 26 large-scale cubes painted and activated by sound on what the students loved about their community.
Student Jake Sawyer said his class was beyond excited to work on the project and accept the award. “This is the first time we have been involved in SALA and I can tell you I really enjoyed being an artist,” Jake said. “Thank you for giving myself and other students the opportunity to express ourselves and celebrate the great things about our community."
Following this success, Square-Eyed is set to be showcased as part of the Read Aloud Open Day at Parafield Airport in late October and again at the 2019 DreamBIG Festival at the Adelaide Festival Centre.
Square-Eyed was a joint project between the City of Playford and Anglicare SA’s Communities for Children, which is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Service.