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Home: Sculptural habitats for creatures large and small

Understory Art & Nature trail, Northcliffe WA

Created by hundreds of children and youth from across the Southern Forests & Valleys region with Northcliffe based artist, Peter Hill, ‘Home’ is an expression of climate hope in the face of growing uncertainty about the future of our planet.

Created with the participation of many local primary and secondary schools, families, homeschool workshops and with the support of community groups and local businesses, the project was designed to encourage agency and hopefulness in the face of uncertainty around what the future brings.

The project aimed to battle the sense of powerlessness many young people feel in the face of climate change, and to show them the incredible power of affirmative action – one habitat-creating artwork at a time.

Understory is an organisation dedicated to learning, growth and dreaming. Understory artworks include sculpture, poetry, stories and music focussing on the diverse ways the human imagination responds to the sights, sounds, smells, stories and spirit of place.

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