Students bring American art to Coorow
A private buyer reportedly snapped up a Jackson Pollock painting for US$200 million in 2016.
Coorow Shire and surrounding businesses might not be able to spare that much for a painting, but luckily, students from Coorow Primary School were on the case.
The children, under the direction of visual arts teacher Shiona Herbert, have painted two huge canvasses inspired by Pollock for permanent display at the Coorow Elders store.
Pat Johns, a former Coorow teacher of 20 years, did the honour of unveiling the paintings with local Gerry O’Callaghan, whose father established the first building on the site where Coorow Elders stands today.
The recent unveiling featured students, school staff, councillors and Shire staff, parents, and members of the Country Women’s Association.
Pollock, born 1912, was an American painter of abstract impressionism.
He died in 1956.
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