Play First to Find Design Ideas

In order to approach something as giant as the re-design of a Welcome Wall – ReFILL young artists began to observe the environment around the wall. Here are some macro shots of  nature and human made objects ReFILL students thought might be interesting landscapes for animations…. plus some association…




Welcome Wall begins with Junglefy

Term 3 was an exciting time to begin a conversation with the Living Architecture experts – Junglefy! Earlier in the year ReFILL had reached out to Junglefy with our theme of STEAM in Nature – exploring the environmental aspects of life, art and public spaces. Young people began to identify the places in the school that might need renewal. Teachers were also involved – requesting that young people consider the Welcome Wall of the school that needs some major renewal. Designs and ideas began!

Potted History of toggerai/Georges River

Carlos Gomes (mosaic maestro and trainer for WOW Festival’s Edible Country) and Caitlin Newton-Broad  (novice) spent two days preparing the big pot for the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre garden and food forest. Using the artwork created by ReFILL’s young artists, combined with the tiles created by children during WOW, we begin to see a rich mosaic of young people’s perspectives on nature, Australian history, animal life and the colours of the river!

We had so much artwork – we could also create a smaller mosaic for the school to keep in its entrance!