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Art Cows are Cash Cows


​Saphyre and Jessica with finished Art Cow

At Mackay’s recent AGFEST (May 2nd) held at the showgrounds, North’s after school art class students' work was proudly on show in the Cow Art section. Moira Hatchett (11), Lily Cooper (10), Charlea Donohue (10 ) Genevieve Lambert (10) Saphyre Baines (7) and Jessica James (7) were the students involved.

These students worked after school for several weeks and even took the cows home during the Easter school holiday break to resolve and put the finishing touches on them. This proved very successful for the Year 7s “Cows are Sacred” which came 3rd and the Year 10 “Bucolic Cow” which won first place. Students received certificates and lucrative prize money.

I hope this inspires them and other keen artists to enter all of the community competitions. The next competition for the after school art class will be working on a logo for the Mackay Big Band. Hopefully our art students across all year levels will have entries in the Mackay show and the Year 12s will be represented at “Art on Show”, Mackay’s biggest art competition of the year. Entries close 18th May. 

 Kerry Ann Smith (HOD Art)