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A project undertaken by students at St Mary’s College is helping to brighten up the day of motorists driving down the western end of Franklin Street in the city.

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During the college’s inaugural Arts Festival earlier this year, Year 10 students designed six stobie poles artworks which now feature in front of the campus.

Students used existing branding images created by graphic design partner, Working Images, to depict ‘A Story of St Mary’s College’. They worked collaboratively over the week to draw their designs to scale and transfer their images onto plywood and commenced painting once they chose the colour palette for each stobie pole.


Some of the messages include the story of the seven Dominican Sisters that travelled from Dublin to Adelaide to help establish St Mary’s College, as well as many illustrated examples of the social justice work the college is involved in as a community.

The students said they loved the experience of working together on a community project and seeing their colourful designs lining the entrance to their school. Feedback from the community has been very positive, with many commenting on how eye-catching and beautiful the artwork is and that it brightens up the street.



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