Supported by Healthway Act-Belong-Commit
Hills-based visual Artist Neil Elliot worked with Malvern Springs in term 2 and Fremantle artist, Nathan Hoyle, was engaged during term 3 at Ellen Stirling Primary School.
Both artists worked with the children over the course of a term, looking at the importance of keeping mentally healthy, and teaching artistic strategies for doing so through the use of art and craft. Neil also taught the year 7’s how to recycle boxes and containers and create quirky characters, whilst Nathan taught the year 1’s some collaboration skills and together they created a large wall work that referenced the Waugal, and they also worked on a shelter that was designed for their classroom as a quiet, reflective space for reading and thinking. This shelter was also displayed in the gallery.
There was a resulting exhibition entitled Mixed Feelings held from 15 October – 12 November, attracting both schools, students, parents, teachers and artists to the opening event.