Council grant recipient goes back to school

Tuesday, 11 June 2019


Students at Dulwich Hill Art and Design School attended an informative workshop to help develop new street art for the EDGE arts and cultural program.

Thomas Jackson is an Inner West Council Arts Grant recipient who will design street artwork on the wall of the ‘cheesecake slice’ which stands in front of the current Emanuel Tsardoulias Community Library in Dulwich Hill.

Mr Jackson was the recipient of a Council grant to fund a large-scale public artwork celebrating native fauna and flora.

Art and Design students, from years 7 to 11, learned about researching the flora and fauna of the local area before compiling information and images for the street artwork and possible future artworks.

Pictures of honeyeaters, mynah birds and willy wagtails were among some of the recognised birds before Mr Jackson guided them to look at native trees, plants, flowers, berries and grasses that these birds feed off and build their nests from.

Students were also shown Jackson’s impressive street artwork portfolio on buildings across Sydney, Queensland and overseas- all in botanical illustrative style detailing the form and colour of plants, insects and birds.

The new street art is planned to be painted in September, part of Perfect Match at EDGE- Ashfield.

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