Kingsley students to shine at Twilight Lantern Parade

Students Anna Bruchez-Walker, Natasha Brown, Chilli Hicks and Ben Hiskins with artwork for the lantern parade. Picture: Martin Kennealey d491669
Students Anna Bruchez-Walker, Natasha Brown, Chilli Hicks and Ben Hiskins with artwork for the lantern parade. Picture: Martin Kennealey d491669

KINGSLEY students will have their work illuminated at this year’s Joondalup Festival.

The Montessori School takes part in the festival’s Twilight Lantern Parade every two years.

This year, artist-in-residence Kate Maloney organised a visit from well-respected Noongar Elder and storyteller Noel Nannup.

“Dr Nannup told the children, aged three to 18, how humans were chosen to look after the land and how ‘Wetj’ the emu, ‘Yoondarn’ the goanna and ‘Nyingarn’ the echidna ended up in the sky looking down upon us,” lower secondary generalist Lena Streiff Kosok said.

“The children also heard the story of the seven sisters and looked at some indigenous paintings representing them.”

Maloney worked with the students for three days to design lanterns representing these stories and the students have continued to work on them.

The Twilight Lantern Parade will feature more than 1500 people parading their artworks inspired by this year’s theme A Space Dream.

Other lanterns will include large-scale space monsters, astronauts, rocket ships, aliens and meteors.

The parade starts on Grand Boulevard on Saturday at 6.15pm.

The Joondalup Festival will run through the Joondalup city centre from April 5 to 7.

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