Artist in Residence …. School Murals

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These are a selected sample of work Neil Dalrymple has done with children and pupils in schools as part of the “Artist in Residence” scheme.

Ysgol Pentrecelyn, Pentrecelyn, Denbighshire

1.5m x 1.5m

Stoneware Ceramic Mural

Produced at The mural depicts the school symbol represented by an oak tree. To the left of the tree is a herd of cattle being driven down the road by Welsh cattle drovers from the 17th & 18th centuries. The right of the tree shows the landscape and farming as it is today and includes a Welsh Black Bull.


Produced at Ysgol Wood Memorial, Saltney, Flintshire

Ceramic Stoneware Mural

4m x 1.5m

This stoneware ceramic wall mural features the school symbol of a tree with linked chains around its base. The mural depicts the former local industry of chain and anchor making in Saltney. The dragons either side of the tree represent the red Welsh dragon to the left and the white English dragon to the right as the school is on the England/Wales border

Produced at Ysgol Rhos Helyg, Halkyn, Flintshire

Ceramic Stoneware Mural

3m x 1.5m

This stoneware ceramic wall mural is situated in a school located in an upland area of north east Wales. The mural is depicting the old lead mining industry and features a lime burning kiln in the foreground. It also shows the great variety of wildlife and birds that live in this area. Great crested newts are featured in the centre and are a protected species living locally in ponds.

Produced at Twywyn High School Merionethshire

Ceramic Stoneware Mural

3m x 1.5m

Produced at Ysgol Llanfair Denbighshire

Ceramic Stoneware Mural

2.5m x 1.5m

Produced at Ysgol MaesHyfryd, Cynwyd, Denbighshire

Ceramic Stoneware Mural

2.5m x 1.5m

Alongside producing private commissions and work for exhibitions, Neil Dalrymple has spent many years working in schools with children of all ages initially in Canada and now in North Wales and Merseyside. Neil Dalrymple’s role as artist in residence has been to create a series of ceramic wall murals ranging in size from 1.2m to 7.5m wide as well as working on other sculptural projects and course work

The themes have focused on creating sculptural relief depicting local scenery, wildlife, industry as well as local mythology. The familiar and local themes of the murals help children to be inspired to participate and all of them are encouraged to give their best and take pride in their individual contributions to the completed work.

Ceramic Sculptural wall mural

2.7m x 1.2m

Ysgol Bryncoch, Mold, Flintshire

Mural depicts the Mold riots, the Gold Cape, market day, main heritage building in Mold, Bryn Coch school, Bailey hill and surrounding countryside and the River Alun.

Ceramic Sculptural Mural

1.8m x 0.9m

Ysgol Betws-y-Gwerfil Goch, Denbighshire

This mural features Gwerfil Goch, the daughter of the Duke of Merioneth who the village is named after. Featured buildings in the village, history, natural features, Afon Alwen, the village river bridge and the Roman bridge

Ceramic sculptural mural

2.4m x 1.2m

Acton Park Primary School, Acton, Wrexham, North Wales

Mural depicts school and environment includes local features including Chirk Castle,

Erddig Hall, Wrexham Church and Acton Park

Ceramic sculptural wall mural

2.4m x 1.2m

Ysgol-y-Llys, Prestatyn, North Wales

Mural depicts sports and the Welsh Rugby team 2008

Ceramic sculptural wall mural

2.4m x 1.2m

Ysgol Tir Morfa, Rhyl, Denbighshire, North Wales

Mural depicts three fantasy stories and Nursery rhymes

Industrial & Natural History of Buckley North Wales

Ceramic Wall Mural

1.8m long

Created with schoolchildren of Mountain Lane Primary School Buckley, Flintshire.

Funded by Groundwork North Wales.

Mold Riots Mural

Ceramic Stoneware

2m x 1.2m  

Created with students of Mold Alun High School .

Installed at the  Darby and Joan Club, Mold. Flintshire.



Ceramic wall mural. Ysgol Bro Tryweryn. Fron-Goch. Bala


In 1916 the disused Whisky Distillery at Fron-Goch was turned into a prison camp for the IRA prisoners, taken there after the Easter rising in Dublin 1916

Oak Tree. Ceramic stoneware sculptural mural. 4ft high

Ysgol Glan Gele. Abergele. North Wales.

Made with the children from Ysgol Glan Gele



Brittle Starfish

Stoneware Ceramic Sculpture.


School Project year 1.  Ysgol Glan Gele  Abergele  North Wales


Ceramic Stoneware Sculpture


School project  year 1 Ysgol Glan Gele   Abergele  North Wales

Rock Pool Pot

Ceramic Stoneware Sculpture


Rock Pool Pot

Ceramic Stoneware Sculpture