Congratulations to Horsham!: 06.07.2010
Horsham’s Education Officer, Michael Shiell received an award for research having profound positive change in regard to community attitudes to the environment, at the Environmental Research Event (ERE); “Transitions to a Sustainable Future”, at Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, 27 – 30 June 2010.
Michael Shiell, who is currently completing his PHD at the University of Ballarat, presented a paper entitled; “Direct and indirect learning for students through creation of Empheral Environmental Art”. Shiell’s research was developed through his participation in the Artists in Schools Program at Dimboola Memorial Secondary College in 2008, and his work as the education officer at the Horsham Regional Art Gallery.
Micheal’s project in Dimboola entitled “WATERCOURSE: a creative discourse regarding the journey into and through drought” involved year nine and ten students making a series of temporary sculptures with found natural materials collected along the Wimmera River. More info in the Resources section under Education.