Wednesday 16 October 2019

Art school students put their talents on display

James Butterworth pictured beside his work.
James Butterworth pictured beside his work.

VISITORS to the end of year Art Exhibition at Gorey School of Art were left in no doubt about the calibre of students that spent the past year studying and developing their craft at the School.

'It was probably the best exhibition we've ever had,' said Director Paul Carter, who added that over 300 people attended the exhibition in the School of Art's premises in Gorey Business Park.

Almost 50 students from the portfolio preparation course and the Core Year Fine Art Course presented the best of their work. 'Portfolios were on display for animation, model making, television and film production, photography, and art and design,' said Paul. 'The standard of work was the highest it's ever been this year.'

He said 13 students applied to first year in NCAD, and eleven were accepted, and one is on a waiting list. 'The vast majority of portfolios submitted to IADT in Dun Laoghaire scored 600 out of 600,' he added. One of the students who went to interview for second year in NCAD, James Kehoe, was offered a third year place.

'He came to us from Leaving Cert last year. They said to him the standard of his work is higher than some of their fourth year students.'

Separately, the part time students at Gorey School of Art, exhibited their work in the Mary Ward building, and all in attendance at their launch night were equally impressed at the standard of their work.

Gorey Guardian