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The Salty Forest Fish Foil Art Ecology Workshop

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  • Uniting Uniting Country SA Parham Street Centre
    3 Parham Street, Port Pirie South SA 5540, Australia

Join a free two hour hands-on arts and crafts workshop using recovered resources and then help transform your contribution into a beautiful, tactile, immersive installation that will be displayed two weeks later at the Rotunda lantern during this year’s Port Pirie Winter Festival.

Science educator, ecologist and artist Kris Messenger and local artist Georgia Northcott are keen to help you learn about and then recreate the hidden world of the mangrove forest. We will use recovered resources and found objects to create a community driven installation that will support the People’s Mangrove Forest.

The Salty Forest is filled with hidden wonders and many mysteries will be revealed to you. The session commences with a short talk and share, then all hands on deck to create stunning “Foil Fish”, which can be embossed and coloured. You may even have time to write a message on your fish about what mangroves mean to you.

Your artwork will then be suspended within the Memorial Park Rotunda during Port Pirie SALA Winter Festival. Your contributions will also become a colourful permanent feature of Port Pirie’s City Park Projection.

This activity is open to children 5 and over and materials are supplied. Participation is free, but registration is essential. Extra sessions will be made if numbers are exceeded.

If you like this activity, you might like to join The Salty Forest Mangrove Discovery Walk as well.

Find out more about the Salty Forest Project and Port Pirie SALA Winter Festival at

This project has been developed by illuminart with Port Pirie Regional Council and Festivals Australia as part of the 2023 SALA Winterfest.

Location Information

Wheelchair accesible.