Active Week 1st yrs Poster Competition

Mercy Ballymahon Active Week Poster Competition.
To design a poster with an active slogan.

Winners
1st Aoibhinn Kelly
2nd Matthew Hilliard
3rd Kerry Mcnamara

 Aoibhinn Kelly 1st year fitness is not a destination it is a way of life  

Aoibhinn Kelly 1st year fitness is not a destination it is a way of life
 

 Matthew Hilliard 1st year Mercy Ballymahon Get Active  

Matthew Hilliard 1st year Mercy Ballymahon Get Active
 

 Kerry McNamara 1st year Get fit do not quit - Active schools week  

Kerry McNamara 1st year Get fit do not quit - Active schools week
 

April Artist of the Week

Congratulations to our April Artists of the Week. A fine collection of artists are creating amazing artwork here in Mercy Secondary School Ballymahon.

Louise Lynn 3rd year art student for her excellent acrylic painting depicting Paris in the impressionist style. 

Abaigh Smyth Curley 3rd year art student “Draw”. This striking Lino printing displays a clever pun on the word “draw”. Abaigh displays excellent lino cutting skills in striking red. 

Jason Slammon 3rd year art student. “Star Wars” Jason displays excellent shading skills using colouring pencils. Jason has excellent attention to detail and a great eye for colour.

Molly Doyle 3rd year art student “Dogs”. This Preparatory Sheet for painting displays an excellent range of artwork using a variety of materials.

March Artist of the Week

Congratulations to our March Artists of the week. This month we are showcasing some of the talent from our Junior Certificate Projects.

Cathy Kelly 3rd year art student with a fantastic oil pastel drawing of Skulltress. Cathy used vivid colours to create this excellent dramatic piece of art. 

Brona Cox 3rd year art student "The Next Chapter". Brona created a beautiful piece of artwork an interior of an apartment in NYC. Using colouring pencils felt tip pen & felt to create a fantastic piece of artwork. Well done!

Bronwyn Lacy 3rd year art student for her beautiful Lino Print of The Sea. Bronwyn creates great mark-making techniques here in her excellent precise skills in Lino cutting.

Kyle McConnon 3rd year art student for his fantastic drawing skills displayed in his artwork of a dinosaur. 

Emma Ballesty 3rd year art student
Created a brilliant painting in acrylics. Her artwork explores the idea of things that fly. 

  Emma Ballesty 3rd Year Art Student  “Things That Fly”


Emma Ballesty 3rd Year Art Student
“Things That Fly”

 Cathy Kelly 3rd year art student with a fantastic oil pastel drawing of Skulltress. Cathy used vivid colours to create this excellent dramatic piece of art. 

Cathy Kelly 3rd year art student with a fantastic oil pastel drawing of Skulltress. Cathy used vivid colours to create this excellent dramatic piece of art. 

 Brona Cox 3rd year art student "The Next Chapter". Brona created a beautiful piece of artwork an interior of an apartment in NYC. Using colouring pencils felt tip pen & felt to create a fantastic piece of artwork.   

Brona Cox 3rd year art student "The Next Chapter". Brona created a beautiful piece of artwork an interior of an apartment in NYC. Using colouring pencils felt tip pen & felt to create a fantastic piece of artwork. 
 

  Bronwyn Lacy 3rd year art student for her beautiful Lino Print of The Sea. Bronwyn creates great mark-making techniques here in her excellent precise skills in Lino cutting.  


Bronwyn Lacy 3rd year art student for her beautiful Lino Print of The Sea. Bronwyn creates great mark-making techniques here in her excellent precise skills in Lino cutting.
 

  Kyle McConnon 3rd year art student for his fantastic drawing skills displayed in his artwork of a dinosaur. 


Kyle McConnon 3rd year art student for his fantastic drawing skills displayed in his artwork of a dinosaur. 

January Artist of the Week

Well done to all our Artists of The Week:

Week 1: Lion
Sophie Hogan Ty Student
Painting in Acrylic on Canvas

Week 2:Tiger
Meghan Finnan Ty Student
Painting in Acrylic on Board

Week 3:
Portrait in Pencil
Urte Vityte Ty Student

Week 4:
Recycled Fashion Design
Junk Kouture
Mercy Ballymahon Entry 2018
Ty Students
Dearbháil Rooney
Bláthnaid McDonagh

Seas The Day - How to vote

The Regional Final Vote, 19th - 23rd February: this vote is for all regional finalists. 

TO VOTE ONLINE:

Voting starts Monday 19th - 23rd Feb

Step 1: 

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Voting will only take place on this app.

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    Registered voters is the only way we can make sure the same person doesn’t vote repeatedly so that we can keep voting fair. You can vote daily. 

     

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  • Vote for 'Seas The Day' Mercy Ballymahon

 

 

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Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture 2018 Regional Finalist

Congratulations to our western regional finalists!! - Claire Beirne, Dearbhail Rooney and Blathnaid McDonagh, Ty students who are representing Mercy Secondary School Ballymahon in theBank of Ireland Junk Kouture 2018 Regional Finalists, which will be held on March 7th in The Helix Dublin.

TO VOTE ONLINE:

  • Please download the junk Kouture app. & vote
  • Vote for Seas The Day Mercy Ballymahon
  • The Regional Final Vote, 19th - 23rd February: this vote is for all regional finalists. 

TICKETS

Please note that Junk Kouture has no control over ticket sales, they are sold independently by the venues. 

Tickets have sold out in previous years within 3 hours of going on sale, so be fast!

Tickets go on sale for this years regional finals from each of the venues at 9:00am on the 19th of February.

Website: http://thehelix.ie/

Contact No: (01) 700 7000

Email: info@thehelix.dcu.ie

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Junk Kouture 2018

RECYCLED FASHION DESIGN ENTRY 2018

MERCY SECONDARY SCHOOL BALLYMAHON

“SEAS THE DAY”

Bláthnaid McDonagh – TY student

Dearbháile Rooney – TY Student

Claire Beirne – Ty Student

"SEAS THE DAY"

Designed from plastic and aluminium packaging used to store food, clothes and household goods which are used in excessive amounts daily. The dress consists of chocolate wrappers, fruit packaging, coal bags and baling twine -alongside digital materials.

DESIGN CONCEPT:

Appalled that the sea is fast becoming the world's biggest dumping ground with 1 billion pounds of refuse entering the ocean each year, we wanted to convey this alarming fact to the public through our design . The frame of our dress is sharp and obtrusive towards the top but visually softens towards the bottom- representing all three states of water. The dress is comprised of mainly plastic materials which is the most common element found and number one source of pollution in the sea. Water pollution is aesthetically unpleasing and humans misuse of rubbish cause chaos to marine life. The wings represent this chaos and the variety of materials that wash up on our beaches each year. We hope to inspire people to " Seas the Day " before it is too late and to reverse the damage we've caused. The skirt and shoes symbolises the purity of nature that we aspire for in our environment. 

Our design changed throughout the course of the year. We had originally planned for a single skirt however after receiving advice from a friend we decided to add an under skirt which would also add dimension. It was made detachable to add variety and drama. 
The style of the dress is inspired from Haute Couture with the addition of the wings to represent a Phoenix as our title encourages people to rise up from the ashes of pollution and create a purer world. We also learned how to work as a team and developed great trust in each other. 

December Artist of the Week

Congratulations to our 2017 December Artists of the Week who have displayed amazing painting skills. These paintings are now on display in the school corridors for all the school community to appreciate and enjoy.

Sophie Hogan TY art student who created a fantastic vibrant Lion painting in acrylics.

Aisling Gorman 2nd year art student recreated a painting Sunset in Venice 1908 by Impressionist artist Claude Monet. Aisling creates excellent tones with acrylic and her excellent blending technique creates a brilliant painting.

Aine Dalton 2nd year art student recreated the famous painting Dancers in Pink 1885 by Impressionist artist Edgar Degas. Aine has excellent painting skills using acrylic, her delicate use of paint creates excellent detail in the pink dresses.

5th & 6th yrs Art Trip

Tuesday 19th December 2017 5th & 6th year art students went on a cultural trip to Dublin to visit the newly refurbished National Gallery of Ireland and The National Museum.

The Gallery is located in the heart of Georgian Dublin, on Merrion Square beside the Parliament (Dáil Éireann) and adjacent to the National Museum.

In the NGI students enjoyed viewing artworks by renowned artists such as Carravaggio, Monet, Picasso, Morisot and Joseph Walsh. We then enjoyed viewing artefacts such as the Tara brooch, the Cross of Cong and the preserved Bog bodies in The National Museum. A thoroughly enjoyable day for all.

October Artist of the Week

Well done and congratulations to our creative students who are the October artists of the week 2017.

Katie Farrell 2nd year student for her expressive painting techniques used to paint the impressionist painting Water Lilly Pond by Claude Monet 1900. Well done Katie!

Karl McInerney 1st year art student for his detailed drawing using felt tip pen & colouring pencils to create an outstanding image. The talented artists sketch won the School Walk Poster Competition 2017 which was then used for the school walk sponsorship card. A fine piece of artwork well done Karl! 

Grainne Donoghue 2nd year art student for her fantastic use of paint. Grainne's use of the impasto technique achieved with acrylic paint to recreate Impression Sunrise by Claude Monet 1872. Well done Grainne! 

Patrick Conlon, Mark Mealia, Sean Mulledy Ty art students for their striking string art technique used to create two fantastic boards displaying Ireland and Australia. This was the first time these students tried art & we think they did a great job. Well done lads! 

Imaginations Run Wild Art Exhibition

Imaginations Run Wild Art Exhibition a student recognition project was held in Mercy Secondary School Ballymahon on Thursday 23rd November at 7pm. The Exhibition was opened by local Longford street artist Phil Atkinson.
The exhibition was successfully organised by 5th year art students Conor Gibson, Sandra Pawlus, Killian Conefrey, Danielle O'Leary, Shannon Guy, Brian Feeney, Chloe Freeman, Jason Moorhead, Natalia Ochenkowska, Leon Walsh and Zsaklin Greczi.

Well done to all the art students from 1st to 6th year who participated in exhibiting over 200 pieces of amazing artwork. Ms. Bruton and Ms. Ryan from Mercy Ballymahon Art Department would like to thank to all who attended.  A great night was had by all.

Artist of the Week - September

Welcome back to Mercy Ballymahon Artist of The Week Initiative for the academic year 2017/18. The Artist of the week spot showcases the students work and salutes them for their artistic achievement.

September has seen some amazing talent within the school, congratulations to our creative students who are the September artists of the week 2017.

Aidan O' Ceallagh a 5th year student for his vibrant reproduction of The Cubist Painting Houses at L'Estaque by George Braques. Aidan created this with colouring crayons in great detail. Well done Aidan!

Chloe Freeman, 5th year art student who created this technically brilliant portrait drawing in pencil. Chloe's use of pencil to create the figure is excellent, using tones and detail to create a beautiful piece of art.
Well done Chloe!

Luke Mulvihill 3rd year art student for his excellent object drawing of an apple created on pencil.
Well done Luke!

Conor Gibson 5th year art student for his excellent portrait painting using acrylics. His loose brush strokes and application of paint is excellent.
Well done Conor!

May Artists of the Week

Congratulations to our creative art students who are the May 2017 winners of Artist of the Week.
Kate Courtney 5th year art student for her detailed imaginary composition drawn with black ball point pen. This creative drawing is based on the theme reflections.
Stacey Kearns 2nd year art student for her amazing still life of a Rams skull using pen, pencil and watercolours.
Aoibhe Doherty 1st year art student for her vibrant painting of Pablo Picasso's "Woman with flower 1932"
Emmalee Morgan 2nd year art student for her fine detail in her still life drawing of an apple. Emmalee uses colouring pencils, pencil and pen to create this image.

Congratulations to 5th year art student Kate Courtney who will be participating in Cruthú Arts Festival Longford (July 27th - 30th 2017) Square Eyes, a student artist street mural project. The street art is trained by renowned mural artist Phil Atkinson.

Kate will get the opportunity to create large murals with Phil, the finished artwork will then be toured around participating schools in the 2017 academic term. The artwork will eventually be mounted in prominent public spaces in Longford.

Enjoy the experience Kate!

2nd years Art project

Well done to 2nd year art students who created 3D lettering from recyclable materials found in the school with their art teacher Miss Bruton. The lettering will be displayed in the school corridor to promote green schools.

 2nd year art students with green schools co ordinator Miss McTiernan.

2nd year art students with green schools co ordinator Miss McTiernan.