Budding artist Mollie McKay scoops top award in Lockdown competition

Amid hundreds of budding Banksy’s and Picasso, a young Portadown girl’s artwork won over the judges at a special Lockdown competition.
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Mollie McKay, who is aged 17, caught the eye of the judges in teh Radius Housing’s ‘Art from the Heart’ competition, citing her ‘unique artistic talents’.

Last month Radius called upon children and young people to take a blank page or canvas and fill it with their ideas, using whatever creative materials they have at home. These would be given to residents of nursing homes, care homes and sheltered schemes during this time when they’re not seeing relatives or friends.

Mollie McKay, a student at St Patrick’s Academy, was runner up in the Community Spirit category.

Mollie McKay's award winning painting.Mollie McKay's award winning painting.
Mollie McKay's award winning painting.

John McLean, Chief Executive of Radius Housing, said: “There is certainly an incredible level of creativity in children and young people across NI. The COVID-19 crisis has been a difficult time for all of us, and particularly for children, who haven’t been able to see friends, and those in care homes, who haven’t been able to see family.”

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