Toolangi Forest

Friday, 26 February 2016 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
1 St Heliers Street, Melbourne

In 2015 the children and teachers of the University of Melbourne’s Early Learning Centre engaged in an in-depth learning project that explored the ecology of Victoria's Toolangi Forest. They learnt about the significance of old-growth Mountain Ash trees as the homes for the critically endangered Leadbeater’s Possum. They also learnt that these very old trees are being logged at an unprecendented rate for paper manufacture.

The children told the teachers that they wanted their community to help them to protect the forest, so teachers and children decided to ask local artists to create artistic responses which would communicate care and concern for the natural environment and be made available to raise funds to support the protection of Toolangi Forest.

The collection of artworks works presented in the ‘Coee' exhibition will be available for purchase through a silent auction on the 26th of February (6-6:30) with all proceeds supporting ‘Friends of the Leadbeater’s Possum Inc’.

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