This annual environmental art project provides an opportunity for primary school children in the City of Swan to engage with local and global environmental issues and promote a positive message about the importance of protecting the earth.


This year’s theme Things with Wings encourages focus on local native birds, bats and insects, but also a broader environmental concept of the role of pollinators in ecosystems. Exploration of pollination systems will enhance ecosystem literacy through students developing an understanding of the interdependencies between plants and animals.

Over 800 entries were received from from Gidgegannup, Malvern Springs, Aveley, Upper Swan, Caversham, Woodbridge and Middle Swan Primary Schools.Entries were judged by City of Swan’s Sustainable Environment Officer Aimee Kontor and Coordinator Community Development Kristy Arnott, alongside Mundaring Arts Centre Project Manager Sarah Toohey and Education Program Manager Ellen Norrish, with the following students being selected as winners.

Emily Noakes (Woodbridge Primary, Year 1), Anna-Belle Enslin (Aveley Primary, Year 1), Tristan Allan (Gidgegannup Primary, Year 2), Miah Schoen (Woodbridge Primary, Year 3), Zade Stahl (Malvern Springs Primary, Year 4), Shayla Allan (Gidgegannup Primary, Year 4), Sophie Trlin (Woodbridge Primary, Year 5), Benjamin Marlow (Malvern Springs Primary, Year 5), Georgia Candy (Upper Swan Primary, Year 5), Riley Petruzio (Malvern Springs, Year 6), Safiya Felicity (Gidgegannup Primary, Year 6) and Cadence Headley (Middle Swan Primary, Year 6).

The Swan Environmental Art Project is on display at Midland Junction Arts Centre 25 August - 12 October as part of Lush Valley and the What on Earth Project. MORE INFO >

Swan Environmental Art Project 2017 Banner by Chelsea Parker

Swan Environmental Art Project 2017 Banner by Chelsea Parker