Act Belong Commit Caring for Country Project

Published on Tuesday, 7 December 2021 at 12:41:00 PM

The creativity of children across the Shire of Mundaring is again celebrated as part of the Act Belong Commit Caring for Country Project.

Now in its 20th year, the annual environmental art project is a partnership between Mundaring Arts Centre, the Shire of Mundaring, and local primary schools.

Theme for 2021

The 2021 theme 'Caring for Country' encouraged participants to actively connect and care for the place in which they live by learning about Noongar culture. 

Students converted their learnings into colourful artworks, from which 16 were selected to be transformed into large-scale banners that now enliven the town centre with their positive environmental messages. Students investigated Noongar practices of sustainability and how they could help to address some of today's largest environmental concerns such as climate change, bushfires, and drought.

Participating schools

Thirteen schools and almost 800 students participated in 2021.

  • Helena College
  • Silver Tree Steiner School
  • Treetops Montessori School
  • Bakers Hill Primary School
  • Chidlow Primary School
  • Glen Forrest Primary School
  • Helena Valley Primary School
  • Mount Helena Primary School
  • Mundaring Primary School
  • Parkerville Primary School
  • Pickering Brook Primary School
  • Sawyers Valley Primary School
  • Sacred Heart Primary School

Winning artworks and display

The banners, based on winning artworks by Adele McWaters-Smith, Ashley Feldmann, Ella Jones, Daisy Simmonds, Emma Frost, Evelyn Alves, Jessie Foster, Mia Kendrick, Michelle Harris, Rose O'Brien, Sadie Searle, Sienna Tilly, Sophie Christ, Thomas Charlton, and Zeike Girdlestone, will be displayed in the Mundaring Rose Gardens on the corner of Nichol Street and Great Eastern Highway until late next year.

The winning student's original artworks are on show at Mundaring Arts Centre until 19 December 2021.

In addition to the 16 winners, 10 highly commended entries were selected by Shire of Mundaring Environmental Officer Jolene Wallington, Cathy Levett from Millenium Kids and Mundaring Arts Centre Education Program Manage,r Jess Boyce.

All artworks are showcased on the Mundaring Arts Centre website as a virtual exhibition. 

More information

The Shire is proud to support local Arts, Culture and History including exhibitions, poetry competitions and other great initiatives each year.

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