City of Joondalup works with artists and schools to commemorate the centenary of Armistice

St Luke’s Catholic Primary School students Jesse Butko, Olivia Anderson and Ella Simpson with their artwork.
St Luke’s Catholic Primary School students Jesse Butko, Olivia Anderson and Ella Simpson with their artwork.

THIS year’s Remembrance Day marks the centenary of Armistice – when the First World War came to an end on November 11, 1918.

The City of Joondalup has been working with local artists and school students to commemorate this significant historical occasion.

Artists Daniela Dlugocz, Denise Brown and Paula Hart recently held a series of workshops with students from local schools to produce a series of canvases that depict themes from World War 1 and Remembrance Day including the iconic poppy fields.

The schools involved were Warwick Senior High and St Stephen’s schools, Kinross College and Craigie Heights, Bambara and St Luke’s Catholic primary schools.

The artworks will be displayed at the City’s libraries from October 22 to November 9 and will also be featured at the City’s Remembrance Day service.

“The aim of this initiative is to support students to understand and gain insight into World War 1 and learn about the contribution made by Australian and New Zealand service men and women from all conflicts,” Mayor Albert Jacob said.

The City was also allocated $27,902 under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program to deliver, in partnership with the Joondalup City RSL, a service at the Central Park War Memorial in Joondalup on Sunday, November 11.

The community is invited to attend, arriving no later than 10.45am for an 11am start.

The service will be followed with a free sausage sizzle.