June 10 – June 27
An exhibition project sponsored by the South African Embassy in Dublin. Children throughout Ireland were invited to commemorate the legacy of Nelson Mandela through art. It features drawings and paintings from schools in Dublin, Galway, Cork, Kerry and Donegal. The Exhibition was opened by His Excellency Mr. Ahlangene Cyprian Sigcau, South African Ambassador to Ireland on Thursday June 12th at 6pm.
The ambitious artwork made by pupils of 6th class from Scoil Colmcille in Newtowncunningham was the centre piece of the exhibition. It is a large ceramic mural where the children each took a tile and depicted an incident from Mandela’s life to tell his story and how his life inspired them. They were assisted by their teacher Anne Marie Kelly and ceramic artist Brian McGee. Elizabeth Mulville the South African Embassy Information Officer said that the piece by the Donegal pupils has proved one of the most popular pieces with the public and the Ambassador.