| December 15, 2020

Tilley designs Christmas card for Emma Kealy MP

Artwork by Murtoa College grade five student Tilley Goodin will feature on the cover of Member for Lowan Emma Kealy’s Christmas card this year.

Each year Ms Kealy writes to schools across the Lowan electorate to invite students to design a card that reflects what they love best about their local area, with a touch of Christmas.

Ms Kealy visited Murtoa College today to announce that she had chosen Tilley’s design as the cover for her 2020 Christmas card.

She said Tilley’s artwork, which Tilley described as ‘Santa Claus rock climbing in the Grampians and giving presents to all the animals’, encapsulated an iconic aspect of Lowan in a beautiful festive way.

“I was looking for a design that meaningfully represented our great part of the state and I was very impressed with the way Tilley captured the significance of the Grampians and rock climbing to our region, and the clever way she added Christmas into her design,” Ms Kealy said.

“Our young students have incredible artistic talent and the designs they created were outstanding. The students took inspiration from a range of places and facets of life in our electorate, including our agriculture industry, our many lakes, rivers and other natural wonders such as Wannon Falls, our native flora and fauna, and iconic destinations including the silo art trail, Coleraine's chocolate factory, Murtoa's Stick Shed, and the Grampians National Park."

Tilley received an art pack and a set of cards featuring her design, while a number of other students received honourable mentions and prizes.

Ms Kealy received hundreds of entries from schools across the electorate and some of these entries are proudly displayed in the window of her Horsham electorate office.

“Looking through the beautiful designs our local students create is a wonderful way to end the year, and I sincerely thank the students and schools for taking the time to design a Christmas card for me this year,” she said.

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