Student artwork blessed with new chapel 

25 August 2021

On Sunday, 15 August, the Very Reverend Fr Tony Chiera, Vicar General of the Diocese of Bunbury, blessed the newly refurbished Adoration Chapel of Our Lady’s Assumption Parish in Mandurah, a chapel which is graced by a student-created artwork.

Year 12 General Arts students from Mandurah Catholic College created the religious artwork as part of their course, and in partnership with the Parish.

The project ran over a term, beginning with a design brief from Our Lady’s Assumption priests Fr Johnny and Fr Ansen.

Lili Kop, one of the students involved in the artwork, said that she really enjoyed working with friends on the project.

“It was a completely new experience for me, working on a collaborative piece with so many different art styles and techniques,” she said.

The blessing of the Chapel took place during Mass for the parish’s titular feast day, with students, Principal Chris Wallace and Director of the Arts Torryl Blackwell all joining for the occasion.

Mr Wallace said that when Fr Johnny asked if students in the college’s Arts department would be involved in a mural for the refurbished chapel, he knew it would be a great opportunity.

“It was wonderful to see our students create a beautiful piece of religious iconology that will be an integral part of the Assumption parish prayer life.”

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