Darwin Students Dreaming Globally, Acting Locally

Photo: Kendyn from Melbourne Indigenous Transition School in Darwin

Darwin school students have so far created over 2,500 unique dream flags for Fly Me Up To Where You Are, a hands-on community art project that will culminate in a stunning large-scale installation at the 2021 Darwin Festival.

The hand-painted colourful flags display each child’s own expression of their hopes and dreams for the future.

In a year where communities cannot be as close or as connected, the project aims to empower young people to share and address personal and global concerns and invite care for their wellbeing, their communities and the world.

Darwin Festival began facilitating workshops in schools during August this year and flags will continue to be made through into 2021.

Artistic Director Felix Preval said, “We are thrilled with the level of engagement with the project thus far, with over 25 schools and thousands of young people getting involved. It is inspiring to see such hopeful wishes for the world come to life.”

Preparations for the project installation will commence in February 2021 with the team at Helping People Achieve Darwin taking on the task of sewing the thousands of flags into beautiful bunting ready for display en-mass in Festival Park during the Festival.

It is not too late to be part of this exciting project with Term 4 school workshops about to kick off. Find out more about the project over on our Schools page.

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