Port Hedland Primary School’s students showcased their artistic talents for the home, land and sea exhibition, focused on themes of the Pilbara’s close relationship with nature. The students drew upon the works of Rebecca Cool, South Australian artist Dane Kinter, children’s book illustrator Eric Carle and local painter David Hooper. One inspiration for students was the flatback turtles that nest along Cemetery Beach between October and March. Flora and fauna, fishing and diving were also elements of Pilbara nature that students chose to replicate. Oliver Green, 10, created a fish sculpture titled Stripe’ and said he was working on the project for the whole term. “At first I was just going to make a normal fish and the mouth was actually a mistake but then I worked around it and it turned out a lot different to everyone else's,” he said. “I really like art, I’m not that good at drawing but I am really into art and this is maybe one of the better pieces I’ve done.” Elvira White, 11, created a painting called Flora and Fauna and said she took inspiration from a variety of sources. “I took little ideas from all the drawings we were given and I took from all of it to create my work,” she said. “My favourite bit was drawing the style of the birds and I like being creative and expressing myself.” The final student showcased was eight-year-old Asha Colreavy with her painting titled Departing at Sunrise. Asha said she enjoyed blending the colours on her work.