Art lights a world view for creative pair
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.
TALENT: St Mary’s Myrtleford year four students Rose Boland, 10, and Maggy McGhee, 9, with their awardwinning Nagle Art Prize entries.