This week Sorcha, the project lead, and Alistair Lambert, the project artist were invited to talk at Our Lady of Grace junior school in Dollis Hill.
With the amazing assistance of Margaret O’Mullane, teacher and talented artist in her own right, and the support of the school staff, pupils have been working over the past few weeks to create an artwork for the project.
Sorcha gave a short presentation at the school assembly to update everyone on the project, and Alistair excitingly unveiled the almost-finished Migration sculpture.
The artwork will be premiered at our Summer exhibition, which will travel to community venues around the area. Info will be posted on our Events page.
Our Lady of Grace recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The school grew to accommodate the children of migrants, including many Irish who came to the area in the 1960s. Local tradition tells that many Irish men were involved in the construction of new school buildings.
If you were one of the men involved in construction work, or have a story about the early days of the school, please get in touch. Call Sorcha on 0208 208 8590.