Friday 13 December 2019

St Brigid's School annual art exhibition showed great talent

Margaret Roddy

A wealth of artistic talent and creativity was on display at the St Brigid's School annual art exhibition which was on display recently in The Basement Gallery at An Tain Arts Centre. This is the fourth year that the exhibition has been in existence and it has grown from strength to strength.

This year's exhibition entitled 'Same And Different' was particularly significant as it coincided with the school's celebration of its fiftieth anniversary.

The colourful installation draws inspiration from the title 'Same And Different'.

St Brigid's art teacher Ms Shauna Swords explained how they came about the theme for the exhibition. 'We looked at the myriad of curved lines and tiny grooves that constitute our finger prints. Finger printing is used as a universal means of identification yet every finger print is absolutely unique.'

Each year the work of all the students in the school is displayed in the exhibition. There es no doubt that the school's art teacher and staff have done a wonderful job ensuring the creative potential of all students is met.

The exhibition featured a variety of art mediums including silk screen prints, paintings, construction, clay sculptures, fabric and fibre pieces and drawings.

There was a good turnout at the opening with everyone present very impressed by the quality and diversity of work on display.

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