Dream job for North Woodvale Primary students


Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard with North Woodvale Primary School Year 6 students.
Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard with North Woodvale Primary School Year 6 students.

NORTH Woodvale Primary School students have created the City of Joondalup’s latest public artwork.

Dream Avenue is on the eastern wall of Woodvale Library.

It is a series of photographic images taken by the students and based on a theme of future career hopes and dreams.

Careers depicted include a zookeeper, singer, travel journalist, basketballer, policeman and footballer.

Photographers Jacqui Warrick and Sarah Landro, who established Camera Story in 2013 to connect children and communities to photography, collaborated with the students.

The pair ran two workshops, showing the young photographers the manual functions of a digital single lens camera and how to create interesting photographs through storytelling with imagery.

“The City recognises the value and importance of art in our community and Dream Avenue combines the limitless imagination of children with the skill of professional artists in communicating ideas,” Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said.

“The children will be able to re-visit the mural and reflect on their hopes and dreams, which will provide them with a strong sense of place and connection to their local community.”

Mr Pickard said the program was funded as part of the City’s mural arts program.

“Murals like this bring art into the public space, promote discussion and encourage the exchange of ideas,” he said.