Mundaring Environmental Art Project
PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY ACT-BELONG-COMMIT, SHIRE OF MUNDARING, CITY OF SWAN And MUNDARING COMMUNITY BANK BRANCH OF BENDIGO BANK
ACT-BELONG-COMMIT MUNDARING ENVIRONMENTAL ART PROJECT 2017
For the last 16 years, primary students in the Shire of Mundaring have participated in the Environmental Art Project, undertaking a process of creative discovery about the environment and translating their new knowledge into fun and educational artworks. This year over 1000 students from fifteen primary schools investigated life in the leaf litter, to better understand food webs and the importance of small creatures in ecosystems.
Earlier in the year the Mundaring Arts Centre presented education packages to local schools, inviting students to investigate positive solutions for improving our environment. In May and June, environmental artist Angela Rossen and MAC Community Projects Officer Sarah Toohey ran workshops exploring the importance of leaf litter in woodland ecology with drawing activities whilst Cathy Levett from the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council ran an iscopstand activity (iPad magnifying glass) investigating insects, fungi and invertebrates living in leaf litter.
Students from Treetops Montessori, Helena College, Mundaring Christian College, Bakers Hill, Chidlow, Darlington, Gooseberry Hill, Helena Valley, Mt Helena, Mundaring, Pickering Brook, Sawyers Valley, St Anthony's, Swan View and Wooroloo primary schools all submitted their colourful entries for the public to enjoy at the Mundaring Environmental Art Project exhibition on display at Mundaring Arts Centre (MAC) between 21 October and 19 November 2017.
The sixteen winning designs have been selected and are being brought to life, translated into large, vibrant banners by local artist Louise Cook, to be displayed publically in the Mundaring town centre for one year.
This project provides an opportunity for primary school children in the Shire of Mundaring to engage with local and global environmental issues and promote a positive message about the importance of nurturing and protecting the earth.
Be sure to look out for the new Mundaring Environmental Art Project banners later in the year!
The annual Mundaring Environmental Art Project is a partnership between local schools, Act-Belong-Commit, Mundaring Arts Centre, Shire of Mundaring’s Environmental Advisory Committee, City of Swan, Mundaring Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank.
The project is open to primary students of invited eastern region schools in the Shire of Mundaring and neighbouring areas. It aims to enhance awareness of local and global environmental issues and provide creative opportunities for young artists.