Shire of Mundaring Christmas Tree Project 2023

Published on Tuesday, 5 December 2023 at 8:54:22 AM

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

This year close to 100 students from Treetops Montessori in Darlington have unleashed their creative energy and hopes for a joyous and bright festive season to create nearly 300 recycled canvas leaves for the Shire of Mundaring tree.

Local artists Mary Ann Dawson and Alida Cappelletta from the Mundaring Arts Centre and Treetops Montessori art teachers Pooja Mathew and Peter Zylstra guided the Year one to 12 students through the process, inviting them to illustrate native flora and fauna uniquely special to them.

The colourful, five-metre-high tree now heralds the start of Birak, the First Nations season of the young, adorning the Shire Administration building on Great Eastern Highway for all to admire.

The tree celebrates the community coming together, with Mundaring Arts Centre and Shire of Mundaring volunteers assembling the largescale 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 35 years in celebration of our artistic community, symbolising the importance of working together and using recycled materials in respect for the environment.

Nichol Street Rose Garden display 

A series of new colourful banners will be on display in the Nichol Street Rose Gardens from Wednesday 6 December, created as part of the Mundaring Environmental Art Project.

Designed by students from local primary schools, the banners depict positive solutions for improving our environment, focusing on the theme of Helping Hands, highlighting the importance of our volunteers who contribute to vital community and environmental care.

These projects, supported by the Shire of Mundaring, the Mundaring Arts Centre 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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