Public art project puts wetlands in focus

Published on Tuesday 15 May, 2018

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Gosnells Primary School students have been taking lessons from the local environment as part of a special art project between the school, the City of Gosnells and artist James Giddy.

Students last week sketched flora and fauna at Mary Carroll Park, which is opposite their school, and then worked with James on a bus shelter design featuring birds that frequent the seasonal wetland.

City of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said the project was a terrific opportunity for the students to be creative while learning more about the environmental significance of Mary Carroll Park.

“Working with an artist like James Giddy will give the students a new perspective of their local environment – his work really celebrates nature and the students should discover more about the amazing fauna at Mary Carroll Park,” Mayor Dewhurst said.

Students took part in four workshops during May to develop the Hicks Street bus shelter artwork, directly in front of the school.

The children will also paint stencilled images of a swamp hen’s footprints on the surrounding pavement as part of the project, which aims to bring greater public awareness to Mary Carroll Park and its bird life.