The herd has arrived

Exciting news at Art4agriculuture HQ 20 NSW schools have signed on to participate in the Archibull Prize 2012. 

The Archibull Prize is an Art4Agriculture initiative which is supported by Cotton Australia, Australian Wool Innovation, Target 100, Pauls and the Upper Naomi Cotton Growers Association. The aim of the Archibull Prize is to bring the next generation of consumers and rural producers together to tell Agriculture’s story and generate two way conversations through art and multimedia

Each school has been provided with a life size fibreglass cow on which the students create an artwork about their allocated food or fibre industry, the farmers who produce it and how this food or fibre is being produced sustainably. The school is also provided with paint materials and a resource kit.

Each school is also allocated a Young Farming Champion whose area of expertise is the food or fibre industry the school is studying.

One of the big features of the program is its a fun way to learn and we ask the students to capture those moments with their cameras along the way.

Here is one way it was done in 2008 by Kiama Public School who created the masterpiece that is Little Miss Sunshine





Little Miss Sunshine



Little Miss Sunshine at the Lighthouse

Little Miss Sunshine visits the Kiama Lighthouse


I am confident the 2012 participating schools will have just as much fun and I cant wait to see the photos

A big congratulations to the following schools:

Abbotsleigh College

Camden Haven High School

Caroline Chisholm College

Cranebrook High School

De La Salle College Caringbah

Elizabeth Macarthur High School

Gunnedah High School

Hills Adventist College

Homebush Boys High School

James Ruse Agriculture High School

Jamison High School

Macarthur Anglican School

Menai High School

Model Farms High School

Muirfield High School

Shoalhaven High School

St Michael’s Catholic School

Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College Berkeley Vale Campus

Winmalee High School

Wyong High School


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