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Thursday 20 June 2019

VTOS exhibition shows flair and creativity

Cllr John O’Rourke, Antonio Iannetta, Eithne Agar (co-ordinator), Raz Sheridan-Hand and Mark James at the annual VTOS Photography Exhibition in Gonzaga House, Wafer Street
Cllr John O’Rourke, Antonio Iannetta, Eithne Agar (co-ordinator), Raz Sheridan-Hand and Mark James at the annual VTOS Photography Exhibition in Gonzaga House, Wafer Street

Brendan Keane

The VTOS centre in Gonzaga House on Wafer Street, Enniscorthy, was transformed into a venue of exquisite photographs recently when it played host to the organisation's annual photography exhibition.

Around 14 students, from a number of different countries, showcased their works before a very appreciative audience at the event, much to the delight of everyone concerned.

James Quirke, who runs the centre, expressed delight at the success of the exhibition when speaking to this newspaper.

'We had a good crowd of people attend and the feedback was very positive,' he said.

Some of the students managed to sell some of their works such was the high standard of the display.

The visitors were also invited to fill out feedback forms and that helped ascertain the student of the year who, for 2019, was Mark James.

He plans to further develop his photography skills now by studying the subject in third level next year.

However, Mr Quirke said the overall course was not just about photography.

'They learned a bit about IT as well and the technical side of things,' he said.

'The course also helps get the participants out in nature and mixing with other people,' he added.

'They also learn about editing and using photo software.'

The exhibition received very favourable reviews from those who visited it throughout the day and Mr Quirke praised all of the students for their hard work and commitment over the last year.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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