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Students 2018/2019



Coláiste Sancta Maria,
Louisburgh Co. Mayo


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'Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire'
W.B. Yeats

In early 2019 Sculptor Cathal Mc Carthy was awarded a major Public Art Commission under the Percent for Art Scheme for Sancta Maria second level school in Louisburgh Co Mayo to coincide with the major renovation and extension of the new school building.  The artist will be delivering the project in conjunction with local artists Jean Tuomey creative writer and Frank O Reilly graphic artist. The sculpture will be composed of two parts with extensive input created by the students. 

"Word-Tree" exterior part
The external physical sculpture "Word-Tree"  will be a tree form in mirror polished stainless steel. It will be composed of a series of texts created by transition year students under the the direction of creative writer and poet Jean Tuomey from Castlebar.  When finished the "Word-Tree" sculpture will be located outside the main entrance to the state of the art new school.

"Our Place" interior part.
The interior sculpture will be composed of a series of L.E.D light boxes with aerial drone photographs taken by the students facilitated by graphic artist Frank O Reilly from Westport, Co Mayo. The large scale L..E.D photographs will be installed in the interior foyers of the new school building.

The project is due for completion mid-September 2019 to culminate with the 100 year school anniversary celebrations. 

The artists have begun the creative work with the students and look forward to delivering the project in the coming months. 





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Sancta Maria College, Louisburgh
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