Billy Cart Creations

We had a blast on Sunday at the Act-Belong-Commit Hills Billy Cart Festival creating billy carts out of cardboard and recycled materials.

Thanks to everyone who visited the Mundaring Arts Centre tent and joined in had a go!

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Congratulations to the winning poet

As part of What a Tool Shire of Mundaring and KSP Writers Centre collaborated to present a poetry competition with the theme "The tool/s one cannot live without"​.

The winner was announced as by Scott-Patrick Mitchell for their poem tools to fill an empty room.

Also commended was The Other Big Bang Theory by Lawrence Smith, Miscarried by Rose van Son and Freedom by Catharine Szathmary.

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Tools of healing

From the operating theatre, to the pharmacy and bedside, tools play a vital role in the holistic approach to health care.

St John of God Health Care have taken part in ‘What a Tool with a display Armamentarium in the Midland Public Hospital Foyer. The display shares some of the instruments and equipment from the St John of God Heritage Collection used in the delivery of health care.

Armamentarium is on display until 9 November.

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Celebrating tools with photography

Celebrating the tools we use to create, fix and modify, the Mundaring Camera Club presents a suite of photographic images as part of the What a Tool community project.

Club members have selected images to showcase different perspectives, the interplay of light and subject demonstrating each photographer’s interpretation of the “tool” theme.

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Tools of the Trade

Local business have put their “Tools of the Trade” on display for What a Tool.

Head to Cut to the Chase Hairdressers, Hills Saws & Mowers and Mundaring Spectacle Makers to see their displays and marvel at industry tools old and new.

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Can you guess the tool?

Mundaring Library’s Guess the Tool competition attracted a great amount of interest and discussion. After lots of entries, Rayelyn Hodge won the prize with her correct guess…

Do you know what it is? Follow the link to find out.

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The tools that have shaped the region...

Mundaring & Hills Historical Society have presented Made in Mundaring, an exhibition at The Mundaring Districts Museum exploring some of the fascinating tools and objects that have shaped the region. 

The exhibition opened on the 22nd of September and will be on display until the end of March 2019

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Midland Re-Imagined for What a Tool Open Day

Midland Junction Arts Centre came alive for the second What a Tool Open Day timed to coincide with the opening of two new exhibitions, Re-Imagined Railyard and Remembering Tomorrow by Studio Payoka.

Visitors joined in and nailed some new skills with a range of workshops and demonstrations including ceramics, wood working, virtual reality, stop motion animation, and metal forging.

Follow the link for more images of this action packed day.

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What a Tool Open Day goes off with a bang

Over 2,000 people chiseled out some time and made it to the hills for the first of two What a Tool Open Days at Mundaring Hall.

Take a look at some photos of the day captured by Josh Wells.

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Mundaring Libraries capture stories of tools

Shire of Mundaring Libraries ran a story capture activity at the Mundaring What a Tool Open Day. With many memories of tools stirred up by the Open Day displays, visitors were able to share their stories and have them captured by the Mundaring Libraries team.

Click the link to read some of the stories.

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Boat building and sculpture making at the Avon Descent Festival

The Avon Descent Festival went off with a splash on Sunday 5 August, To celebrate the annual white water river event artists Si Hummerston begun construction of a life-size Zodiac boat made entirely from cane and Jennifer Cochrane facilitated a drop in wood & wire sculpture workshop.  

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