The Sister Woodcarving

‘The Sister’ woodcarving was completed as part of the celebrations for the school’s 70th Anniversary in 2008.  Local artist and friend of the school community, Mr Bernie Tarr was commissioned to research and design a carving that would promote our Josephite Charism to all members of the community. Through Bernie’s talents we once again have a Sister of St Joseph in our school community to remind us daily of the spirit of our founders and importantly, a daily visual reminder of our core purpose.  ‘The Sister’ challenges us to stay faithful to our founding vision and ensure that we continue to be witnesses to Christ by living the Gospel values whilst promoting peace and tolerance.

‘The Sister’ was hand carved from a 600 year old piece of King Billy Pine that was retrieved from the forest floor on the West Coast of Tasmania.  The project took Bernie 7 months to complete.

The Sister Woodcarving

Artist Mr Bernie Tarr pictured with Sisters of St Joseph