Lobethal Primary School
Ongoing outdoor exhibition
Location: Building 21 external wall
As part of SALA’s Schools Artist in Residence Program, children from Lobethal Primary School and Art Teacher Jane Mant engaged with artist Louise Flaherty to explore and draw the native plants found in Bushland Park, which was severely burnt in the Cudlee Creek fire in December 2019. The program sought to explore growth and regeneration, and to connect the children to their environment following Louise’s interest in remnant native vegetation.
During the four days of workshops, the children learned about the native plants of conservation significance in Bushland Park and shared their stories and memories of the park, which they represented through drawings. The result of the project is a collection of diverse artworks from all the students, displayed as a large-scale vinyl mural on the external walls of Fabrik.
The Schools Artist in Residence program is presented by SALA Festival in partnership with Credit Union SA.