Meet Sandy and Rosie, the result of Warrenheip Primary School's recycled art project

Sticks and old clothes have been transformed in to two much-loved dog sculptures at Warrenheip Primary School.

Principal Arthur Lane wanted an art installation at the school and, with the help of Artbox artists Diokno Pasilan and Ruth Graham, the school’s 24 students created two new classmates – Sandy and Rosie.

“Artbox have got quite a strong sustainability theme going through their work and it’s good for kids to see that sort of thing,” Mr Lane said.

“They suggested some sculptures using found wood, sticks from the school site, and brought them to life with old clothes from the children. That’s what all the wrapping is, it’s all cut up old clothes brought in by children and families and wrapped around and around the sticks.”

Students and artists worked together during three workshops to create the colourful canines.

“It’s not often you manage to get everyone from prep to grade six all working together on something they can all do on the same level,” Mr Lane said.

FAMILY PHOTO: Warrenheip Primary School staff and students with artists Ruth Graham and Diokno Pasilan and their new additions, sculpture dogs Rosie and Sandy made from recycled sticks and clothing. Picture: Luke Kauzlaric

FAMILY PHOTO: Warrenheip Primary School staff and students with artists Ruth Graham and Diokno Pasilan and their new additions, sculpture dogs Rosie and Sandy made from recycled sticks and clothing. Picture: Luke Kauzlaric