Posted by Gabby Russo
on 24 September 2021
Mr Michael Hopkinson, Principal of St Agatha's Catholic Primary School in Pennant Hills, wanted to commemorate 200 years of Catholic education in Australia. His vision included making significant changes to the aesthetics of a large wall at St Agatha's school. To bring this vision to life, he commissioned Oakhill College’s Academic Head of Visual Arts, Mrs Marie Hogan, to transform the 10m x 2.5m high wall into a legacy for this vibrant community that will last forever.
With a blank canvas to begin, Mrs Hogan spray painted a stunning mural. The mural features Mary McKillop Australia's first saint, Fr Tennyson Woods, and students of the past, and 21st Century students learning and growing in the Catholic education system entwined with subtle, Australian themes throughout.
Mrs Hogan said that she was honoured to create something so special for the Aggie's school community.
St Agatha's are thrilled with their showpiece work and look forward to welcoming staff and students back to enjoy this legacy.