Reflections of Dundalk Grammar School, 2015
Dundalk Grammar School, new extension foyer
Commissioned by: Valerie Meagher – Deputy Head retiring
Materials: Artwork in ceramic
Techniques: Carved and printed ceramics with coloured slips and glazes
Dimensions: 0.6m x 4.5m
Ceramic artwork representing l snapshot of the activities in the school.
“The Georgian windows in Hanbidge House provided the inspiration for the shape of the piece and this also helped it create a link between the old and new buildings. This window then is intended to provide a view/reflection, through its panes, of all that goes on in the school, hence the title of the piece “Reflections of Dundalk Grammar School”.
The subjects taught in the school, together with the school’s main sports and activities, are represented in some way either pictorially or on book spines. The school ethos is represented by the Grace.
The Virginia Creeper, such an iconic part of the façade of the Georgian building, is incorporated into the piece. Values and qualities, which the school espouses and wishes to develop in its students, are printed on the leaves at the sides of the window and key dates in the history of the school are printed on the three leaves below the title.