Brother Joseph McNally



Brother Joseph McNally (b. 10 August 1923, County Mayo, Ireland1–d. 27 August 2002, Ballintubber, County Mayo, Ireland2), was a brother from the Catholic La Salle Christian Brotherhood who dedicated 37 years of his life to teaching in Singapore and Malaysia. He later gained renown as a sculptor and artist, and was also the founder and President Emeritus of the La Salle-SIA College of the Arts (today’s LASALLE College of the Arts).3

Early life
McNally's ancestors were Welshmen who had migrated to Ireland along with the Normans in the 12th century.4 Born in Ireland in 1923, McNally grew up on a small farming community in County Mayo. The community’s ancient history, sweeping natural landscapes and deep spiritualism, helped to shape his artistic vision in adulthood. Many of McNally’s works reflect inspiration drawn from nature, Celtic motifs and mythology as well as his religious faith.5 Although McNally displayed interest in art at an early age and dabbled in drawing and clay modelling, he did not study art until high school. However, he only took art seriously when he started teaching at the De La Salle College in Mallow, Ireland, in 1943.6 While teaching, he took art classes at the Mallow Technical School in the evenings and entered a nationwide painting competition at the Festival of Limerick in 1946 where he clinched first prize. The award encouraged him to continue pursuing art.7


Early education in Ireland
McNally’s path as an educator began when he left his hometown at the age of 14 to join the La Salle Brothers, a Roman Catholic religious teaching congregation.8 He studied and completed his novitiate at the De La Salle Retreat in Castletown, and his scholasticate at the De La Salle College. After graduating in 1943, McNally taught at the De La Salle College until his deployment to the Far East.9

Educational career in Malaya and development as an artist
In 1946, McNally was posted to Singapore and began his teaching career at the St Joseph's Institution at the youthful age of 23. In his free time, he would paint portraits and landscapes in oil. His artworks were first presented to the public in 1948 at an exhibition organised by the Singapore Art Society at the British Council. After Singapore, McNally completed a brief teaching stint at the St John's Institution in Kuala Lumpur.10


In 1951, McNally returned to Ireland to further his studies at the Irish National College of Art, Dublin, where he received classical art training in drawing, painting and sculpture. He also took classes on contemporary art which exposed him to non-classical approaches to Western art.11 After graduating in 1954, McNally staged his first solo exhibition showcasing his paintings at the Brown Thomas Gallery in Dublin.12

McNally returned to Malaya in 1955. He taught at the St Paul's Institution in Seremban and then the St Xavier's Institution in Penang. In 1958, he was appointed a staff member of the St Joseph's Training College in Penang and in 1962, vice-principal of St John’s Institution in Kuala Lumpur. He became principal of the institution the following year. To better integrate with the local people and culture, McNally took up Malaysian citizenship in 1965. In this period, McNally completed several murals for Catholic churches and educational institutions in Singapore, Penang and Myanmar.13

In 1968, McNally took a break from teaching to upgrade his skills. He enrolled in a Master in Arts programme at the Columbia University, New York, where he studied painting, printmaking, sculpture and art history. The sabbatical in America proved pivotal to his development as an artist. He was introduced to the use of machinery in sculpting, a process that he preferred over the traditional and slower method of chiselling and hammering. He also learned techniques and mediums such as polystyrene, polyester, and wax and bronze casting, which gave him new ways to express his creativity through form making. As McNally found it easier and more satisfying to create three-dimensional art than to depict a third dimension from a flat surface, he switched from painting to sculpture – the artistic form that he eventually became known for.14 Upon completing his master’s degree, McNally mounted a solo exhibition of his paintings and sculptures at the Crypt Gallery in Columbia University in 1970.15

In 1970, McNally returned to Malaysia and taught at the St Joseph’s Training College while concurrently researching on his doctoral dissertation. He attained his PhD in Art Education from Columbia University in 1972.16

Contributions to education and the arts in Singapore

In 1973, McNally joined St Patrick's School in Singapore as a teacher and became its principal in 1975. He implemented many changes and innovations during his term at St Patrick's. He abolished corporal punishment; set up a student's council and a students' parliament where elected students were allowed to make school rules; and formed the Patrician Society where parents, teachers and alumni could come together to discuss educational policies or raise funds for the school. He also spearheaded several building projects such as the school’s sports complex and hostel. He retired from St Patrick’s in 1982.17

Spurred by a vision to develop and nurture creativity in the visual and performing arts, McNally went on to found the St Patrick's Arts Centre in 1984, that later expanded to become today’s  LASALLE College of the Arts.18 He retired as its president in 1997 and was conferred the honorary title of President Emeritus.19

McNally took up Singapore citizenship in 1985.20 He made many other contributions to the development of the arts and the institutionalisation of art education in Singapore. Notably, he advised the Ministry of Education in its review and revision of the arts syllabus and helped establish the Arts Elective Programme in schools. He was also a member of the Visual Arts Advisory Committee (Ministry of Community Development) from 1988–1989, head of the Creative Taskforce on Visual Arts set up by the Economic Development Board in 1990, and a member of the National Arts Council when it was established in 1991.21 In recognition of his contributions to the promotion of the arts in Singapore, McNally was awarded the Public Service Medal in 1990 and the Meritorious Service Medal in 1997.22

Artistic pursuits

In addition to being an educator and art advocate, McNally was also a highly regarded sculptor. In his lifetime,  McNally created over 200 works comprising sculptures and paintings.23 He used a diverse range of materials such as wood, epoxies, glass and metal  to create sculptures that were an ingenious blend of the East and the West, 24 focusing on the themes of humanity and nature.25 The sculptures were strongly influenced by Celtic mythology and the values of Southeast Asia, with the human figure and trees as subjects.26 A major retrospective exhibition of his works, titled “Wind of the Spirit”, was held at the Singapore Art Museum from 13 November 1998 to 31 January 1999.27  His sculpture, Agonising Form (1973), is on display at the DBS Singapore Gallery at the National Gallery Singapore.28


Death
McNally died at the age of 79  from a heart attack on 27 August 2002, during a visit to his hometown in Ireland. In 2006, a new road next outside the LaSalle College of the Arts was named McNally Street to honour McNally for his pioneering contributions to promoting and developing the arts and art education in Singapore.29 In commemoration of the 12th anniversary of his death, the Singapore Art Museum held a tribute event on 27 August 2014.30

Exhibitions31
1948: Singapore Art Society exhibition, The British Council, Singapore.
1954: One-man show, Brown Thomas Gallery, Dublin.
1970: One-man exhibition of paintings and sculptures, Crypt Gallery, Columbia University, New York. 
1976: Opening of the National Museum, Art Gallery, Singapore.
1980: Group exhibition, Fukuoka 1st Exhibition, Japan.
1981: First exhibition of Asian Christian Art exhibition, Singapore.
1982: One-man sculpture exhibition , Galway, Ireland.
1985: Group exhibition, Fukuoka 2nd Exhibition, Japan.
1991: Group exhibition, Multi Media Masters of La Salle, Della Butcher Gallery, Singapore.
1994: Group exhibition, opening of the Atrium Gallery, Singapore.
1994: “A Terrible Beauty”, sculpture exhibition, La Salle-SIA College of the Arts.
1996: “A Flash of Lightning”, sculpture exhibition, La Salle-SIA College of the Arts.
1998: “Wind of the Spirit”, retrospective exhibition, Singapore Art Museum.
2000: “Here to Infinity”, sculpture exhibition, Soobin Art Gallery, Singapore.
2003: “An Invitation to Nature”, exhibition of paintings and sculptures, Office of Public Works, Dublin.

Awards32
1946: First Prize, Festival of Limerick, Ireland.
1990: Public Service Medal, Singapore.
1994: Honorary Doctor of Arts, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.
1995: Honorary Doctor of Laws, National University of Ireland.
1996: Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.
1997: Meritorious Service Medal, Singapore
1998: Montblanc de la Culture Award.
2000: Honorary Doctorate of Management, Indonesia.
2000: Honorary Award, National College of Art and Design, Ireland.

Family33
Father: Thomas McNally.
Mother: Bridget Mannion.
Siblings: Brothers, James and Aidan, and sisters, Bridget and Teresa. 



Authors

Sharon Teng & Gracie Lee



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Further resources
Charleson, D. (Producer). (n.d.). Brother Joseph McNally: A retrospective [videorecording]. Singapore: LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts.

(Call no.: RSING 730.92 BRO)

Chow, C. (2002, November 11). Thou art rememberedThe Straits Times, p. 6. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.

Chow, C. (2003, March 19). McNally works to show in DublinThe Straits Times, p. 2. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.

Creaner, S. (Ed.). An artist’s legacy: Brother Joseph McNally’s masterpieces. S.l.: s.n.
(Call no.: RART 730.95957 MAC)

‘Engrossed’ in work. (2002, November 11). The Straits Times, p. 7. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.

Lim. S. & Television Corporation of Singapore. (1996). In conversation (8.12.96): Episode 31 Brother Joseph McNally[videorecording]. Singapore: TCS.
(Call no.: RSING 080.95957 IN)

Moving Visuals Co. (Producer) (n.d.). Self portraits: Brother Joseph McNally [videorecording]. Singapore: MediaCorp TV12.
(Call no.: RSING 738.092 SEL)

Nayar, P. (2002, August 31). Moving on, with passionThe Business Times, p.15. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.

Neo, H. M. (2004, September 21). S’pore, Ireland pay tribute to educator and sculptorThe Straits Times, p. 9. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.

Oon, C. (1998, November 14). Brother, you’ve got the art of teachingThe Straits Times, p. 10. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.

PM pays tribute to Brother McNally. (2002, September 7). The Straits Times, p. 3. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.

Soobin Art Gallery. (2000). Here to infinity: Brother Joseph McNally, 17 November – 3 December 2000. Singapore: Soobin Art Gallery.
(Call no.: RSING 730.95957 MAC)

Strang, M. (2012). Brother Joseph McNally. Singapore: Pearson Education South Asia.
(Call no.: JRSING 730.92 STR)

Tsang, S. (1998, March 21). Working out his artistic impulsesThe Business Times, p. 23. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.



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McNally, John Joseph, 1923-2002
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