The Mackay Owl Arts Project aimed to use education and arts to bring awareness to the Rufous Owl and the Powerful Owl. The Mackay region is the only place in the world where these two threatened species overlap. Sunshine Coast based natural fibre artist, Kris Martin and Mackay based new media artist Donna Maree Robinson worked with students at Calen District State College to create a large owl head installation that featured at Happy Daze and Mackay Festival of the Arts. The installation utilised weed species and featured video – mapped projections of student Mandala inspired artworks in the owl eyes. Patricia Julien from the Mackay Conservation Group presented to students information on local owls, habitats and ecology.
Link to Owl Project on Vimeo