Lord Nelson School

Bud Gillies at Lord Nelson School

Artists in the Schools Residency Program
November 28 to December 16, 2011

Visual artist Bud Gillies, spent 3 weeks working with students in Grades K – 6 from Lord Nelson School in Winnipeg’s North End. The students worked to create a tile mural installation to celebrate the school’s 100years of educating children in the North End.

426 students worked together on an installation focusing on the events that happened throughout 1912 – 2012. Each classroom was assigned a decade to focus on immigration and the social political climate of the time. The goal of this project was to increase the students’ understanding of human rights, in particular children’s rights, and to achieve a better understanding of how to work as a team.

“The students enjoyed the whole process, and the staff and students were amazed at the finished product,” said Bud.

In May of 2012, Lord Nelson School celebrated their 100th Anniversary, and proudly displayed their beautiful mural. “It really was a fantastic experience for our entire Lord Nelson Family, said Vice Principal Jamie Hutchinson. “The work will stand as a lasting legacy of our 100th Anniversary and was truly a memorable learning experience.”