Aspiring Environmental Youth Artists Workshop

In this 3-day workshop, participants will explore the process of creating concept-driven art with Marie Mitchell, CASM Artist-in- Residence for a public exhibition at MEZ Artspace MANPAC.

Artists are often at the forefront of social change. Marie Mitchell artist, conservation advocate, educator will guide participants in developing their ideas into a personal story which will then be interpreted visually as an artwork for exhibition. Participants will be led through the creative process from designing the work to collecting natural materials and found objects to incorporate into a series of monoprints on a variety of fabrics and papers. Discussion of art & design elements and principles will be woven throughout practical hands-on designing and making activities.

Completed works will be exhibited in the MEZ Artspace at MANPAC in an exclusive exhibition later in 2022. Dates to be confirmed.

This workshop is designed to support and encourage critical thinking and problem solving skills in creative youth aged 13  to 21 years with an active interest in environmental issues and/or climate change.

 Marie has a current WA Working with Children and Police check.


3-Day Workshop Program

Day 1 (morning): We will take a nature walk through the local area to draw inspiration, collect plant materials, and discuss the environmental issues that resonate with participants.

Day 1 (afternoon) & Day 2: Using the collected materials Marie will introduce a variety of monoprinting techniques using sun dyes and fabric inks. Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with combining the techniques on a selection of fabrics and papers to explore layering, negative space and other design elements. Consideration will be given to how the final mounting and presentation of work will enhance the visual narrative.

Day 3:  Participants will be assisted in selecting & assembling prints to create a personally meaningful composition. Marie will assist participants to create an artist statement and discuss pricing artwork.

To ensure meaningful engagement and shared experience the workshop size is limited to a maximum of 10 and a minimum 5 participants.

Most materials and equipment supplied, but participants will be requested to bring a few basic supplies (list to be emailed upon ticket purchase).

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Workshop Dates

Tues 18th January 2022 – Thurs 20th January 2022

10:00am to 4:00pm



Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM)

63 Ormsby Tce, Mandurah


Mandjoogoordap: Changing Tides

As part of my research for the Estuary Art Project, I’m attending the Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) Conference for the next 3 days, being held right here in Mandurah. I’m looking forward to learning new and exciting ways to engage and protect this beautiful area.

Wetlands Weekender Festival Stall

Come along and say hi. As pre-residency research, I’m having a stall at the PHCC Wetlands Weekender Festival on Sunday 10 October 8 am – 12 pm on the Coodanup Foreshore, Peel Parade, Coodanup.

Participate in art-making activities, learn more about the Estuary Art Project, share your stories and experiences of the wildlife along the foreshore. Enter the prize draw to win an original framed artwork and browse a small selection of art wearables and gift items.

I want the community’s help in creating artwork that supports the messages & highlights the work of local conservation groups, while reflecting the impressions, values and concerns of the community. I want the art to inspire hope and empower the viewer.



Artist Residency


It’s taken me a while to get settled into the new community in Mandurah. Earlier this year I went to an inspiring set of artist talks by previous artists-in-residence over the past 10 years at Contemporary Art Space Mandurah (CASM). I was inspired to apply for a residency for 2023. And the good news it that I have been accepted!

On 1 January 2023, I’ll be moving into the studio space in the CASM gallery for 3 months.

My plan for my time is to create a body of work inspired by the natural beauty of Peel-Harvey Estuary.




Ambient Exhibition at CASM

I attended the opening of Ambient this afternoon as a volunteer helping with the catering. The exhibition is fantastic, and I highly recommend viewing it this month. It was very moving to hear the artists speak so passionately about the natural environment of the region that inspired their work.





New Stockists


The gift shops at Mundaring Arts Centre (MAC) and Contemporary Art Space Mandurah (CASM) are now stocking framed works, cards and small gift items including the very popular Leaf Litter bookmarks.