Sculptures take shape

Chidlow students with artist Louise Cook.
Chidlow students with artist Louise Cook.

The fauna project is co-ordinated by Mundaring Arts Centre and focuses on native species found at Lake Leschenaultia, the location of this year�s Trek the Trail event.

Artist Louise Cook is leading the four-week incursion at Chidlow Primary School.

Shire President Cr Helen Dullard said the Lake Leschenaultia native fauna sculpture project was a great way to bring together a number of groups and increase awareness of local wildlife.

�The students have been busy learning about some of the native animals that call Lake Leschenaultia home, including the water rats, turtles and birds,� she said.

�They�ve looked at their habitat and what�s needed to maintain the water quality.

�Students are now working on creating three-dimensional swamphens, which will be covered in cellophane.�

The students will display their creations at Trek the Trail on Sunday, September 20.

�After completing the 11km walk from Chidlow to Mt Helena, walkers, runners and cyclists can view the art installation on the beach at Lake Leschenaultia,� Cr Dullard said.