The digital artwork of Beaufort Secondary College is being displayed in the heart of the town as part of a joint project with Regional Arts Victoria and Melbourne studio PluginHUMAN.
After a six-month project working with Betty Sargeant and Justin Dwyer from PluginHUMAN, the works of year nine and 10 students are being displayed on the Pyrenees Projector in Neill Street in Beaufort until Monday, October 18.
Beaufort Secondary College teacher Simone Conroy said the program helped keep students engaged and improve their digital literacy skills.
"The opportunity to work with some digital artists so the kids will improve in their digital literacy skills but in a fun way through art-based projects was a really good opportunity for us," she said.
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"It's a big barrier for them in remote learning, because if you don't know what you're doing, it's really hard to engage with your learning.
"We were able to tailor the projects to students' particular interests, so it wasn't just the one set project that everyone did. They were given a range of different options and skills and then we tailored that to their interests."
PluginHUMAN creative director Betty Sargeant said the students were engaged and excited right throughout the project, even as they returned to remote learning.
"We went into the school and taught them some new digital skills and got them really excited about their own projects, found out what they are really into and got them excited by things that inspire them from the world around them and from within their own minds," she said.
"It has been tough for everybody but I think teenagers have really particularly had it rough and so it was great to be able to step in there with a huge level of excitement and to really engage them."
The six-month residency was part of Regional Arts Victoria's Creative Workers in Schools program as part of the Working for Victoria initiative.
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