Seamus O'Keeffe (year 4), Nathan O'Flynn (year 1), KC Cruz (year 4), Nicole de Bruyn (year 6), Isy Gold (year 2) and Anh Do (year 5).
Seamus O'Keeffe (year 4), Nathan O'Flynn (year 1), KC Cruz (year 4), Nicole de Bruyn (year 6), Isy Gold (year 2) and Anh Do (year 5).


The St Canice's Primary School art gallery is located outside the school, at 158 Katoomba Street.

Each year since 2021, we display student artwork for half of the year and our photo exhibition photos for the rest of the year.

It all started in 2021 after COVID. We were sad that nobody could see what we were doing in school. We thought we should bring our school outside because people could not come inside. And that is how our art gallery started. It helped brighten people's day at a difficult time.

Isy Gold (year 2) points to her photograph, Flowers in Bloom, part of the exhibition. Isy Gold (year 2) points to her photograph, Flowers in Bloom, part of the exhibition.


So what do the students think about the art gallery?

As Isy Gold in Year 2 said: "It helps us, especially if we are having a bad day. One look at our gallery brings smiles to our faces."

One look at our gallery brings smiles to our faces.

Isy Gold


Seamus O'Keeffe, in Year 4, told us: "It is a great way of advertising our school in a creative way."

KC Cruz, also in Year 4, agreed. She said that the gallery brightens up Katoomba Street and the photos show the wonderful places and nature in the area.

Seamus O'Keeffe, KC Cruz, Principal Miriam Meaney, Isy Gold, Anh Do and Nathan O'Flynn.
Seamus O'Keeffe, KC Cruz, Principal Miriam Meaney, Isy Gold, Anh Do and Nathan O'Flynn.

Seamus O'Keeffe, KC Cruz, Nicole de Bruyn (behind), Isy Gold, Anh Do and Nathan O'Flynn.
Seamus O'Keeffe, KC Cruz, Nicole de Bruyn (behind), Isy Gold, Anh Do and Nathan O'Flynn.


Nicole de Bruyn in Year 6 borrowed a familiar phrase. "A picture tells a thousand words," she said. "Our beautiful pictures say so much about us, our school and Katoomba."

Our photo exhibition is the legacy of past principal, Mark Geerligs, whose vision was to give the entire community the opportunity to showcase our beautiful Blue Mountains home through photography.

All community members of all ages are invited to participate. So get involved and send your shots of our world heritage home to stcanices@parra.catholic.edu.au.

Co-authored by Isy Gold, Seamus O'Keeffe, KC Cruz and Nicole de Bruyn.

 

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