- Excellence Award 2009
- Nursing Rocks 2009-10
- I'd Rather Be (picture book) 2008
- The Learning Circles 2008
- Toddler Totem Trails 2007
- From Dreamtime to Sorrytime 2008
- River of Reflections 2007
- Nativity Scene 2006
- Sun Canticle II 2006
- Primordial Garden II 2006
- Paradise Garden II 2006
- Parkland Petals 2006
- Foyer Piece - Woodlands Van Park 2006
- The Welcome Wall 2005
- Well Travelled Trunks 2004
- Mosaic Tables JCU Campus 2002
- McCoral Reef Mural 2002
- McCoral Reef Play Area 2002
- Sample Ashton 2D works
- Ashton art works 3D
- Comments welcome
The Toddler Totem Trails in Townsville were 2 years in the making. The project's first tangible product was in the form of a humble pencil sketch .....
The logo came soon after and holds specific symbolism.
The Toddler Totem Trails 2008
The Toddler Totem Trails are especially for families with young children living in the Heatley, Vincent and Gulliver areas. It is hoped that families will be encouraged to take regular walks with young children and babies in prams through their suburbs along the three Toddler Trails created. These will have decorated ceramic plaques attached to clusters of bollards with the names of local children from birth to approximately 5 years of age. One objective is for parents, guardians and children to see their neighbourhood as a safe and fun place to walk around. The sponsoring groups would like to assist the communities involved to sustain the tradition in their area by recording names and arrival dates for future newborns. The names and birth dates will be impressed into soft clay then bisque-fired and decorated with bling and mounted on sturdy bollards in the three suburban parklands. In years to come the children and their families can walk the Trails together to see the name plaques which celebrate their young community members growing up healthy and strong.
Local Service club Mundingburra Rotary assisted tremendously with the project which was funded predominantly by The Smith Family. Pictured are President Brad with DG Phil in one of the 3 parks where the 400 children's plaques were installed. Mundingburra Rotarian Ray was the project co-ordinator from the club. He rallied the enthusiastic volunteers to cook BBQs for families at the fun days and to attend regular working bees at JCU preparing the bollards. JCU Education students from various courses assisted with all stages of the project. These included volunteering to work at fun days in the parks for families, tutoring children in how to make a safe plaque for public display, transporting the damp works back to uni for drying and firing, repairing broken plaques, attaching the bling and attaching the plaques to the large bollards. The community engagement extended to local high schools where art students designed and painted smaller companion concrete bollards or assisted with various decorating tasks. Bendigo Bank staff attended the events in the parks to assist with the plaque making process and Life Be In It facilitated installation. The TTT collaboration resulted in approximately 800 people being involved in creating the final works.
For privacy reasons no front view or close-up pics of faces of the children/families involved can be posted in relation to this project.