Hollywood Students Workshop Ideas For Hospital ED Mural
Jun 28, 2021
Hollywood Primary School students turned to nature for inspiration as they workshopped ideas with artist Esti Nagy for a mural at the new Hollywood Private Hospital emergency department.
Ms Nagy has been commissioned to create a mural on a wall at the ED, which is due to open later this year.
She enlisted the help of 22 Year 3 students, and together they studied local flora and fauna to inform the mural design.
“I held two workshops with the students, where we visited Hollywood nature reserve, collected inspiration, discussed ideas, learnt about the design process and explored some design tricks and tools.” Ms Nagy said.
“Students drew their own cockatoo and together created a collaged flock flying over native bushland.
“The artwork will be displayed at the school and a printed version will be showcased at the hospital.
“I can’t wait to create the mural in the new ED and show the students how I’ve interpreted their ideas as a celebration of local bushland and birds.”
Teacher Ryan Shaw said students enjoyed the workshops and learning about nature.
“Students learnt about the bird highway, where black cockatoos fly from Hollywood nature reserve, past the school and the hospital to Kings Park,” Mr Shaw said.
“It was also great for students to see the important role artists have in the community.”
Hollywood Chief Executive Officer Peter Mott said the mural for the new ED was a wonderful collaboration.
“Community engagement is an important part of our hospital culture,” Mr Mott said.
“Through this artwork, local children will be able to see their ideas brought to life for many years to come.
“The mural will take pride of place in the ED entrance - for everyone to enjoy.”
Mr Mott said the new ED would benefit local residents by giving them the option to access timely private emergency care close to home.
Hollywood Primary School Year 3 pupils Lachie Stichnoth, Monte Palin, Hiya Patel and Maalek Tarabulsi with artist Esti Nagi.