A creative, colourful Christmas

Published on Monday, 13 December 2021 at 1:01:24 PM

The Mundaring town centre has come alive with colourful, hand-made artworks created by local school children for the festive season.

This year, hundreds of students from Helena College Junior School unleashed their creative energy and hopes for a joyous and bright Christmas to create nearly three hundred recycled vinyl leaves for the Shire of Mundaring tree.

Local artists Mary Ann Dawson and Tami Esancy from the Mundaring Arts Centre and Helena College art teacher Marie Jacquier guided the Year 1 to 6 students through the process, inviting them to create cut outs and illustrate the symbols of Christmas uniquely special to them.

Five-metre high tree adorns town centre 

The colourful, five-metre-high Christmas tree now adorns the Shire Administration building on Great Eastern Highway for all to admire. The tree celebrates the community coming together, with Mundaring Arts Centre and Mundaring Rotary volunteers assembling the large scale artwork to bring joy to others as we head into the festive season.

The Shire’s Christmas tree has annually graced the entrance to the town for close to 35 years in celebration of our artistic community, symbolising the importance of working together and using recycled materials in respect for the environment.

Environmental messages brighten Nichol Street Rose Gardens 

Visitors to the town centre will have also noticed the series of colourful banners on display in the Nichol Street Rose Gardens created as part of the Mundaring Environmental Art Project. Designed by students from thirteen local primary schools, the banners depict positive solutions for improving our environment, focusing on the theme of Caring for Country.

These projects, supported by the Shire of Mundaring, the Mundaring Arts Centre, Mundaring Rotary and local primary schools, showcase the creative spirit of children as they brighten the Mundaring town centre for all to enjoy.

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