Marino School celebrates contributions from ANNETTE HYNES

Marino School celebrates contributions from ANNETTE HYNES

Official dedication and unveiling of art installation in Marino School

The Board of Management of Marino School is pleased to dedicate this unique art installation to Annette Hynes, a patron of creative art projects in Marino School over the years. The art project, entitled "In the Picture", is an inclusive and interactive art project which captures the individuality and creativity of all students.

Marino Community Special School was delighted to welcome Paris based artists Anne Cleary and Denis Connolly to the school in Spring 2019 to work with our students on the creation of an exciting new artwork, funded through the Percent for Art Scheme. This was a very exciting inclusive art project for our school community, and one that enabled participation from all the students at their own ability level. The students worked closely with Deirdre Murphy, a Dublin based choreographer and yoga teacher, and artists, Anne Cleary and Denis Connolly, who used colourful and dynamic interactive projections that encouraged students to express themselves through movement. The final artwork comprised a series of portraits of each child in the school, reflecting and echoing the child’s spirit by capturing their interactions with this media.

Annette Hynes was agreat ambassador for the arts in Marino School over the years. The school community thought it appropriate to dedicate this new art piece to Annette in acknowledgement of all her contributions to our school, but also for her passion for the cultivation of arts in our community. Annette has demonstrated a huge loyalty to Marino School and Clinic over the years and showed a genuine interest in supporting creative projects and promoting the development of specialised facilities for our students. Annette is a central figure in the Bray community but also in our school community. She has always endeavoured to support Marino, just as her Mother, Irene Hynes, did in the years before her. Mrs Hynes was secretary to the Board of management of Marino Clinic School from March 1974 to September 1989. Irene Hynes was also a key figure in the old house committee. Annette was a member of the Board of Management in Marino School for 20 years from February 1999 to November 2019. John O'Sullivan, C. E.O. of Enable Ireland Services, acknowledged Annette's contributions to Cerebral palsy Ireland, now Enable Ireland Services, as a member of the Board of Directors for many years. Significant contributions over the years and the involvement of other associations in the work of Marino, has enabled us to achieve much and in particular, to make Marino School part of it’s local community.

The unveiling occasion was timely and took place at the end of Creative Week in Marino School on the 12th May 2023, which was an opportune moment to exhibit artistic displays and celebrate the creativity of all students. To date, this art piece prompts students, parents and visitors enjoy the amazing and colourful installation in our main entrance hall in Marino.

A special acknowledgement to Minister Simon Harris, who sent a tribute video to Annette in acknowledgement of all her work in Marino over the years. It is our pleasure to link this timeless piece of art to all Annette’s work in and on behalf of our school. We wish to thank her most sincerely for all she has given to our school community.

28 2024
School closes at 12 noon
As part of our Creative School's programme, staff organised whole-school art activities which were based on the theme of Love and St. Brigid.
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