Mount Saint Agnes Academy has come out top in the Point House School Mural Project, an initiative of the Green family in partnership with the Bermuda National Gallery [BNG].
The contest, which was open to all middle schools on the island, saw teams of up to ten students paint murals on sections of wooden hoardings in Albuoys Park on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th of October. The theme of the murals was “My Bermuda”.
Mount St Agnes took home first place and a cheque for $5,000 for the school. Their mural depicted an island beach scene in the style of noted pop artist, Keith Haring, and featured a wide range of Bermudian symbols, including a Bermuda kite, longtail and Gombeys.
Second place was awarded to the Bermuda High School and the Bermuda Institute, which won both schools a cheque for $3,000. Closely behind were Sandys Secondary Middle School and Somersfield Academy in joint third place and a prize of $2,000 each.
All schools that took part received a donation of $1,000 from the Green family, in addition to any prize money. Participating schools were:
- Bermuda Centre for Creative Learning
- Bermuda High School
- Bermuda Institute
- Clearwater Middle School
- Mount Saint Agnes Academy
- Saltus Grammar School
- Sandys Secondary Middle School
- Somersfield Academy
- Warwick Academy
- Whitney Institute Middle School
The murals have been installed around Point House for the public to view and will remain in place for the duration of the construction on the building.
Alexander Green, on behalf of the Green family, said: “We were incredibly impressed with the quality of artwork that was created by all of the students who took part – the murals will really brighten the space around Point House. We are so pleased to have been able to give these talented students a space to showcase their talents and we hope that they continue to be passionate about art.”
Peter Lapsley, Director at Bermuda National Gallery, said: “The art competition was a great experience for everyone involved and we were thrilled to see how enthusiastic the students were about their murals.
“We are grateful to the Green family for their tremendous support of the arts and arts education in Bermuda. We would also like to thank Pembroke Paint for providing the materials and additional support from Bermuda Rentals, D&J Construction and St. George’s & West End Mini Bus Service Limited.”
Materials for the painting were materials were supplied by Pembroke Paint and additional support for the event was provided by Bermuda Rentals, D&J Construction, St. George’s & West End Mini Bus Service Limited and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.