FIVE year 12 students have commemorated International Women’s Day by creating artistic impressions of gender equality.
Six paintings by five Bendigo Senior Secondary School artists were selected to be painted up onto the walls of Bendigo’s Chancery Lane.
Eighteen-year-old Laura Powell’s watercolour painting interlocks two faces, one male and one female, with hair constructed from words from the Bible.
“It evolved from sketching faces,” she said. “I thought having one male and one female was an effective way of project the idea that we are all the same.
“Even though men and women compliment each other, fundamentally we are all equal.
“I used the Scripture because God loves us all equally and it’s my belief we should all love each other equally.”
Ms Powell said painting to the brief of gender equality made her think of the meaning behind International Women’s Day.
“It’s a really good theme. It pushes you to think outside the square.”