Mundaring: Seen and Heard team help youth make creepy crawlies from recycled computer parts


(front) Sebastian Flynn (15), Mary-Ann Dawson (Workshop Tutor) and Ainsley Maree Whyatt (13) with (front) Anabelle Johnson (Youth Development Officer with Seen and Heard). Picture: David Baylis
(front) Sebastian Flynn (15), Mary-Ann Dawson (Workshop Tutor) and Ainsley Maree Whyatt (13) with (front) Anabelle Johnson (Youth Development Officer with Seen and Heard). Picture: David Baylis

YOUNG people found a creative use for old computers when they recycled disused parts into creepy crawlies at a workshop organised by the Seen and Heard youth development team.

The recent recycled bugs workshop at Swan View Youth Centre was led by artist Mary Ann Dawson, who works closely with Mundaring Arts Centre to provide worn out, worn art activities throughout the year.

Creatures handcrafted by the teenagers will be on show as part of the National Youth Week event, Drug Aware Swan Volume, from 2pm to 7pm on April 8.

The free event will be loaded with live music acts from rap to pop and rock, at the youth centre in Brown Park Recreation Centre.

Other fun stuff will include a chance at bungee jousting, bubble soccer, a temporary tattoo and free food.

Shire of Mundaring funds the Seen and Heard program delivered by Parkerville Children and Youth Care, and supported by Healthway and Propel Youth Arts WA.