On Monday, the 29th of March 2021, the latest piece of community art was launched. The Comet on Whadjuk Drive joined Achievement, located at The Climb, as part of the growing public art collection at Vivente at Hammond Park. The launch was attended by His Worship Mayor Logan Howlett, Deputy Mayor Lara Kirkwood, students and teachers from the Hammond Park Secondary College.
In September 2020, the first Creativity Tour of Vivente was held, with three classes with approximately 170 students attending. The Creativity Tour provided the opportunity for students to think creatively outside the normal school environment. The reveal of The Comet is a celebration of the work undertaken with the first-year students of the Hammond Park Secondary College.
The Creativity Tour highlighted how the delivery of Vivente at Hammond Park has responded to challenges; environmentally, through engineering, and to create place. The students were tasked with creating an art piece from a jarrah-root-ball. Several students had the opportunity to work with artist Nic Compton to develop the design and carve their own piece(s).
The Creativity Tour and The Comet represents the role of being creative historically and highlights the ever-growing importance of being creative in the future. We hope we have assisted in developing some skills that will equip the students moving forward. We look forward to the next Creativity Tour, and further developing the relationship with the Hammond Park Secondary College.