Mundaring Art Centre: more than 1000 pieces of artwork by primary school students on display


Abbey Smith and Cyrus Cargill with artist Louise Cook.
Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au   d476068
Abbey Smith and Cyrus Cargill with artist Louise Cook. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d476068

MORE than 1000 pieces of eco artwork by primary schoolchildren is on display at Mundaring Art Centre until Sunday.

The environmental art project is part of a Mundaring Shire initiative to encourage creativity with leaf litter, food webs and small creature ecosystems.

Mundaring Arts Centre sent out education packages with research material to schools in the Shire and the City of Swan, inviting students to investigate solutions for improving the environment.

Environmental artist Angela Rossen and arts centre community projects officer Sarah Toohey ran workshops for primary schools mid-year exploring leaf litter in woodland ecology with drawing activities.

Cathy Levett from the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council ran an iscop stand activity (iPad magnifying glass) investigating insects, fungi and invertebrates living in leaf litter.

The 2017 art project attracted 146 entries from schools.

The 16 winning designs are being brought to life in large colourful banners under the guidance of artist Louise Cook and will be on display in the New Year in Midland, Gidgegannup and Guildford.

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