Art lights a world view for creative pair

Myrtleford Times - - News -

A PAIR of St Mary’s Myrtle­ford Pri­mary School stu­dents with a keen eye for artis­tic ex­pres­sion has been recog­nised in a Vic­to­rian art award which cel­e­brates the life and work Ir­ish Catholic ed­u­ca­tion pi­o­neer Honora ‘Nano’ Na­gle.

‘Nano’ was the eigh­teenth cen­tury founder of the Pre­sen­ta­tion Sis­ters and the The Na­gle Ed­u­ca­tion Al­liance of Aus­tralia an­nu­ally con­ducts an art com­pe­ti­tion in her name that en­cour­ages pri­mary school chil­dren to con­sider the rel­e­vance of her chal­lenge in today’s world.

Year four stu­dent Rose Bo­land, 10, won the award’s Vic­to­rian di­vi­sion with her depic­tion of Nano Na­gle look­ing af­ter the earth – with a rep­re­sen­ta­tion of land­scape with trees, flow­ers, sheep and other crea­tures un­der a vivid blue sky.

Fel­low stu­dent Maggy McGhee, 9, was run­ner-up with her depic­tion of ‘Nano’ en­cir­cled by coloured flow­ers be­low the globe and an in­scrip­tion ‘In deeds, not words’

Both stu­dents’ im­ages de­picted the lan­tern of light – the sym­bol by which ‘Nano’ Na­gle’s is iden­ti­fied be­cause of her night-time min­istry among the el­derly and poor in the Ir­ish town of Cork.

Rose’s work was com­pleted with texta and Maggy’s in mixed media.

PHOTO: Jamie Kronborg

TAL­ENT: St Mary’s Myrtle­ford year four stu­dents Rose Bo­land, 10, and Maggy McGhee, 9, with their award­win­ning Na­gle Art Prize en­tries.

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