The art created by Year Four students at Mundaring Christian College, will be viewed by thousands of walkers as they make the return Trek the Train journey from John Forrest National Park to Swan View Station and back, this Sunday 25th September.
Mundaring Christian College’s Community Liaison Officer, Mrs Raquelle Hannen-Williams approached the Shire of Mundaring earlier this year to see how the school could help.
“We want our students to contribute their service to the community,” Mrs Hannen-Williams said.
“Doing so would also give our students the opportunity to experience being involved in a wider community event.
“We were delighted when we were contacted by the Mundaring Arts Centre to help with an installation for the Trek the Trail,” she said.
Fibre artist, Anne Williams, conducted two workshops for the 32 Year 4 students. The first workshop took place in the bush and saw students create unique ‘bush guardians’. The second workshop required more cognitive art skills and fine motor skills as students made beautiful bush birds from natural materials, which they had gathered from the school grounds.
The guardians and birds, all made from bush material and recycled fabric, will fly and crawl along the trail.
“They are just one of a series of art activities along the trail,” said Ms Sarah Toohey, Mundaring Arts Centre’s Community Arts Officer.
“We will also be inviting trekkers to take part in natural puff ball dying with artist Heather Davis as well as natural weaving and building a collaborative nest with artists Anne Williams and Marie Jacquier,” she said.
Those Trekking the Trail this Sunday, should keep an eye out for the wonderful bush creations lovingly made by the Year 4 students at Mundaring Christian College.