Primary children take part in art on the street
National schools across South Wicklow took part in an Art on the Street exhibition organised by the local Tinahely Arts & Craft Group (TAG).
The event was organised in conjunction with the Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely and featured artwork from pupils at four local national schools: Kilcommon N.S., Coolfancy N.S., Crossbridge N.S. and Tinahely N.S.
Children submitted a total of 265 paintings showing their view of the recent Tinahely Show and their work form one of the most colourful exhibitions to grace the walls of the Courthouse Arts Centre. TAG provided seven prizes and the Tinahely Show Committee gave an award for the painting that most closely represented their vision of the show.
At the presentation of prizes, Tony Clear thanked the children and their teachers and emphasised that choosing winners had been difficult, because all of the entries deserved to be winners. Maggie Dagge, the Courthouse Manager, presented the seven TAG awards, giving a perceptive analysis of each picture while Tom Blake, President of the Tinahely Show Presented a beautiful plaque to the winner of the Showtime Award.
The results were: first prize, Jessica Murphy, Tinahely NS; second prize, Jonathon Stedman, Kilcommon NS; third prize, Ellie May Hendrick, Coolfancy NS; Merit Award, Eimer Mutton, Crossbridge NS; Merit Award, Roy Bailham, Kilcommon NS; Merit Award, Cody Byrne, Tinahely NS; Merit Award, Keith Carroll, Coolfancy NS; Tinahely Show Shield winner, Thomas Kealy, Crossbridge NS.