This project was initiated at the inception of our building programme in 2006 under the Per Cent for Art scheme .
A special thank you to Artist Sally Mc Kenna and to all our past pupils who were involved in the art work which led to the creation of the sculpture pieces. Sally facilitated several art workshops which inspired the pupils and their work in turn provided Sally with images, line and form and fed very much into her artistry.
“Public art creates a dialogue with a people a time and a place . The best public art is informed by a knowledge of the needs & expectations of all involved.”
Public Art: General National Guidlines
There are five separate and distinct components to the project :
This sculpture symbolises the sheltering yet nurturing relationship between adult and child, teacher and pupil.It explores the connection between individuals while acknowledging seperateness, space and uniqueness.
Celtic Interlacing Arch
This sculpture symbolises and reflects the flora and fauna of the Snugboro area. These are interspersed with handprints from a child from each class symbolising the richness of the environment and the child’s appreciation and closeness to nature.
The three courtyards
The courtyards feature as an integral part of the school environment and the kites provide a defining aspect of these spaces.Each courtyard is being developed as a garden.Thus this project will develop and be maintained as a living interactive space.
This has been planted with willow which are being shaped to create tunnels which encircle the green and red kite.
An Clós: Spraoi
This cobblestone area is being developed as an out-
The space here has been developed as a sensory garden.A raised rectangular bed encloses the base of the yellow and purple kite.
Sincere thanks to Mr. Eamonn Shaughnessy and the pupils who are involved in developing these garden areas.