East Maddington Primary

STREAM 1 - 2010

The Project

When East Maddington Primary School conceived their AIR project, it was only natural for them to invite their neighbours, Bramfield Park and Orange Grove Primary Schools to join them.
The three schools (the Cluster) had been identified by the South Metropolitan Public Health Unit as schools whose students would benefit from a grant through the 'Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program' through which they could learn about healthy eating by growing and cooking food they had prepared in gardens on the school sites.
To complement the kitchen garden initiative, AIR Project Coordinator Claire Nairn was interested in encouraging students to think about how to look at food and recycling from a creative approach. She worked with artists Paula Hart, Ken Allen and Junkadelic to create a 'sustainable arts' AIR program which would challenge the students' traditional thinking about the functionality of food and waste and create artworks that would be multi-functional, beneficial and attractive.
The result was a project that spanned ten weeks, three schools, 616 students ranging from Kindergarten to Year 7 and offered a unique and creative experience for each school.
For more information about the East Maddington Primary School cluster AIR project download the 2009-2010 Case Study Publication here or individual project chapter.
Principal at the time of AiR project delivery: Ms Heather Stephens
School Tel: 9459 1166
School profile available at http://www.det.wa.edu.au/schoolsonline/home.do 

AIR Project Coordinator: Ms Claire Nairn

Paula Hart
Mobile: 0410 419 373
Ken Allen
Creative Director
The Funk Factory and Junkadelic
Tel: 0439 452 293

Read about Paula Hart and Ken Allen's other AiR projects:  


East Maddington Primary School (cluster) and artists Paula Hart​, Ken Allen & Junkadelic​