The ageing Snakes & Ladders game was brought back to life with a boost of colour and additional design elements to engage and challenge the students. It was a lot of fun working on this project, the kids were very appreciative and let me know exactly what they think!
Design concepts were developed through a range of engagement processes with the student residents. A bright and bold garden theme was chosen for the courtyard. Dynamic coastal and sporting imagery was used to create an unfolding narrative along both internal stairwells. Large scale, strong colour, bold shapes and a sense of fun and freedom brings […]
Stage 2 of the college mural residency. The concept inspired by retro arcade gaming iconography was developed through a single youth engagement workshop. Darren developed and refined the design to suit the 3 walls of the confined internal space, allowing for the 2 screens, gaming consoles and doorway. The colour palette responds to the existing […]
https://darrenhutchens.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Atwell-College-timelapse.mp4 A Creative Communites – Covid 19 recovery grant secured by Art Teacher Toni Singleton enabled Darren to develop design concepts for the mural with student input. The design depicts the 4 faction colours familiar to most schools, and represents local flora and fauna species.
Media: Woodbridge Station UnderpassThe Right Track Urban Art project paired artists Lawry Halden and Darren Hutchens with a group of Year 8 and 9 students who are part of Governor Stirling SHS’s Alternative Personalised Program in Schools program. Using the theme “dog days”, the artists and students collaborated to design and then paint the 290sqm […]
Darren and Alex worked with the staff and students of Bungaree Primary School in Rockingham over a two week residency as part of the Awesome Arts Creative Challenge program. Years 3, 4 and 5 students were engaged in a range of creative activities, culminating in the design and collaborative painting of a mural. The colourful […]