Creating a better world through art

PEACE: Sanaa worked with Port Augusta West Primary School to create a mural last year.
PEACE: Sanaa worked with Port Augusta West Primary School to create a mural last year.

Students at Augusta Park Primary School will be teaming up with award-winning non-for-profit group Sanaa to create a unique mural on March 10.

Sanaa, which focuses on street art, music, performance, workshops, visual art and storytelling, will work with the students to create a design which will then be expanded upon by Artists Scott Rathman and Ashton Filmer.

Sanaa Founder Victoria Lewis said she enjoys taking the program out to students in the regions.

"It's not something they often get to experience...last year we worked with another school in Port Augusta and some young people from the Youth Centre to create a mural," she said.

"They had a real sense of pride around that. We like to bring people together from all different walks of life with art being the catalyst."

Following the creation of the mural, Sanaa will be heading to the 2021 uneARTh Festival in Whyalla, where they will be running art workshops with the community.

Scott Rathman, who is originally from Port Augusta, and Columbian artist Katherine Gailer will be creating a large mural at the festival which will tie in with indigenous culture.

"We worked with D'faces last year to do a number of dance, art and theatre workshops, and we also did a large mural on the back of the library with Olivia White," Ms White said.

"We participate in the Adelaide Fringe...working with international artists really gives them an idea of what the country is."

The uneARTh Festival is a fringe event held in Whyalla each year, celebrating art, culture, dance and music, and will run from March 19-28 this year.