New­court School stu­dents’ new mo­saic at front door

Bray People - - NEWS - BY MARY FOG­A­RTY

JSCP stu­dents at New­court School cre­ated a new mo­saic at the front en­trance re­cently, with the help of artist Greg Mur­ray.

Greg has done work with New­court be­fore and has also car­ried out sim­i­lar projects in other schools. He said that the group he worked with are a great bunch. ‘ They were a real joy to work with,’ said Greg. Teacher Carmel Nu­gent asked Greg to get in­volved and he was de­lighted to be in­volved in the project.

They all de­cided that it would be nice to put the piece of art at the front of the build­ing.

‘It was a big enough job for them to take on board,’ said Greg. He ex­plained that the mo­saic would have to be of a cer­tain stan­dard to sur­vive a cer­tain amount of weath­er­ing. The school logo in­cludes three sym­bols, a heart for re­spect, a flower for po­ten­tial and the sun for the en­vi­ron­ment. These three items were all in­cluded in the de­sign of the mo­saic.

Greg said that New­court School had done one be­fore. Since the school ex­panded, that piece is now part of an atrium in­side the build­ing.

The group de­cided to cre­ate three big pan­els on the side, at the en­trance, each one in­cor­po­rat­ing one of the sym­bols.

The stu­dents were di­vided into three groups, each work­ing on one of the pan­els. Each panel was split into three sec­tions to break down the work and they set to ap­ply­ing the ce­ment and tiles. ‘ The group loved it,’ said Greg. Each stu­dent also de­signed one of the tiles to in­cor­po­rate into the mo­saic.

Greg said that there was plenty of help from other artists at Sig­nal and every­one in­volved was very proud of the fin­ished prod­uct which vis­i­tors will see at New­court for years to come.

JCSP at New­court School cut the rib­bon on their new mo­saic made by the stu­dents with lo­cal artist Greg Mur­ray

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