Dardanup featured in Perth exhibition

A banner designed by students from Dardanup Primary School will soon be on display in the Perth CBD for two weeks, to represent the Shire of Dardanup in an annual art competition.

The Showcase in Pixels (previously called Banners in the Terrace) competition is run annually by the WA Local Government Association and includes an exhibition of 80 banners showcasing the diverse range of local government areas across the State.

Banners are designed to represent the city or shire in which they are made and Dardanup’s banner will be displayed in Yagan Square located in the eastern part of the Perth City Link precinct between July 29 and August 11.

Dardanup Primary School art teacher Christine Smith said in creating the banner, Year 5/6 students were asked to reflect on ‘What does Dardanup mean to you?’.

“They shared these with each other and from their work, common elements were identified and included in the final poster,” Ms Smith said.

“The most common ideas expressed were: Dardanup is the gateway to Ferguson Valley, the unique and common wildlife in the forests, the river, sunrises and sunsets and of course Gnomesville.

“With assistance from their teachers, the students took turns in completing aspects of the poster to ensure all were involved – a whole class effort.”