St Nicholas Parochial School, 2018

A process-led visual art project with Branar, the Galway based children’s theatre company’s Arts Flag, rewarding excellence in the arts.

Detail of whale mural. 2018, St Nicholas Parochial School playground.

Drawings made by the children which inspired the mural

The full mural can be seen in these links to St Nicholas Parochial School’s Facebook page -

This week long visual art event Bradán Feasa, The Salmon of Knowledge considered the school’s location on the Corrib riverbank. Alison engaged with pupils drawing fish and foliage from life and models.

Children placing photocopied drawings of their fish on the blank wall before the mural

Fish drawing and 'fade page'

Collage drawing of plants which was used to inspire the 'sea sculptures' in the mural

Plants brought in for drawing from life.

Selecting colour combinations with cotton fabric piecesSome of the fish which were drawn by the children

Reflection and review with all the work displayed.

© Eoghan Mac Cormaic 2018