The festive season is here and the spirit of Christmas is on proud display in the Hills! Students from Glen Forrest Primary School have painted hundreds of leaves on the Mundaring Shire’s Rotary Christmas Tree. You can’t miss the huge red tree standing on Great Eastern Highway outside the Mundaring Shire’s Administration Offices.
Mundaring Arts Centre invited Glen Forrest Primary School to work with artist Sarah Thornton-Smith to create the tree. Sarah is a local artist who recently held her first solo exhibition at the Mundaring Arts Centre, ‘Left to My Own Devices’.
Inspired by Sarah’s interest in colour and design the students have explored the ‘Colours of Christmas’ and painted baubles and Christmas designs on the canvas ‘leaves’ for the tree. The project is a wonderful opportunity for students to see their work on display and take part in a project that brings joy to the community.
The brightly coloured tree will be enjoyed by the community and passing motorists. The Shire of Mundaring and the Mundaring Arts Centre sincerely thank all who were involved in the project. This year the canvas for the leaves was generously donated by Kenlow Canvas Products and a team of volunteers from the Rotary Club of Mundaring kindly installed the tree.
The Mundaring Arts Centre is proud to be involved in this initiative that brightens the streetscape for the festive season and provides an opportunity for artistic expression to the local community of children. Glen Forrest students’ tree brings cheer and good will to the local and extended community.
Happy Christmas to the Hills!