Wednesday 17 July 2019

Three Wexford designs in Junk Kouture final

Chloe Redmond modelling Bale Me Out
Chloe Redmond modelling Bale Me Out
Sarah Figgis modelling Queen Zalika
Marc Bolton Lee modelling The Button Thief

Esther Hayden

Three teams from Enniscorthy have made it through to the national final of the Junk Kouture competition.

The final which takes places in the 3 Arena in Dublin on April 14 will be hosted by Xpose's Glenda Gilson.

Two of the three Wexford designs are from Colaiste Bride, Enniscorthy. Bale Me Out was made from thousands of individual strands of straw and bale wrap by students Chloe Redmond, Saoirse Hughes and Alanta Grigaliunaite while students Sarah Figgis, Aideen Byrne and Nicole Kavanagh designed Queen Zalika from hundreds of hand-made tear-drop shaped pieces of twisted wire, tyre tubing and old jewellery. Both teams from Colaiste Bride were mentored by their talented art teacher Michelle Mc Evoy.

Meanscoil Gharman, Enniscorthy also have a design that has made it to the grand final. The Button Thief was designed using over 14,000 buttons by students Marc Bolton Lee, Ruadhan Maher and Aine Sinnott. The Meanscoil Gharman students were helped by their teacher Danielle Dempsey.

Each team hopes to walk away with the top prize of €2,500 for their school, iPad Minis and €500 cash for the team. Seo Linn which features Gorey's Conor Moore will perform on the night as will boyband Hometown.

Enniscorthy Guardian