A lifeless wall in Florence Community Park, South Fremantle will be transformed into a spectacle of flocking Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos in time for South Fremantle’s weekend celebrating ‘Birak’ — the Noongar summer season.
Carnaby’s Food Forest Mural will depict a bird species bird local to South Fremantle — the endangered and much loved Ngoolark or Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo, and its relationship to food production in the park. The mural builds on the permaculture principles of the park and the planting of food-producing trees, herbs and vegetables.
The Ngoolark, is a significant indigenous totem. The The 28 meter long mural provides learning opportunities, and supports a movement to save the Carnaby’s — close to the hearts of WA residents.
On Sunday December 11 we anticipate a visit from two Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos from the Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre. Other family related activities will be broadcast on this site.
Carnaby’s Food Forest Mural will be painted from November 18-30, and members of the public are invited to view the process, with an opportunity to paint with the artist Sunday November 26th 3-6 PM. Carnaby’s Food Forest Mural celebratory launch will take place at Florence Community Park on Sunday, December 11 from 3-6 PM as part of South Fremantle’s weekend celebrating ‘Birak’ — the Noongar summer season. The Meeting Place is hosting ‘Celebrating Birak at the Meeting Place’ with Bush Tucker, Welcome to Country, and music on Saturday December 10 from 4-6PM.
For more information, please visit the facebook event page.