Dawson Stelfox unveils New-Bridge Bean Sculpture

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‘Bean Sculpture’ unveiled by Mr Dawson Stelfox

 at New-Bridge Integrated College

 A beautifully creative and structural ‘Bean Sculpture’ was unveiled this week at New-Bridge Integrated College by Architect, Mr Dawson Stelfox,  first Irish person to climb Mount Everest.

The year 11 project was initiated at a meeting with Glass Sculptress, Sarah McEvoy who was conducting an internship at the FE McWilliams Gallery in Banbridge.


Sarah agreed to come in on a weekly basis and give her time and expertise to work with Year 11 students on a glass sculpture.  The theme of the sculpture emerged as a symbol to celebrate integration and growth together with a sense of community  inspired by the work of  FE McWilliams.

Mrs E McKeown, Head of Art at New-Bridge Integrated College along with her colleagues in the art department, Ms D Jenkins and Miss L Guiney and the pupils themselves were proud to be at the unveiling of the sculpture.

Ms Heather McFarland, SELB Art Advisor and representatives from the FE McWilliams gallery, Jason and Elaine were also present.

Mr Stelfox was extremely impressed and delighted to be asked to unveil the impressive ‘Bean’ sculpture in the garden overlooked by the Art Room.  It is hoped that it will inspire many more creative work by students at the College .




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