Monday 22 July 2019

Gorey School of Art students celebrate graduation

‘The Dark and the Light’ by Rita Ann Burke, pictured with her wife, Mitzie Murphy
‘The Dark and the Light’ by Rita Ann Burke, pictured with her wife, Mitzie Murphy
Gorey School of Art director, Paul Carter, with artist Saoirse Hughes beside her work, ‘Supensio’. Also pictured are Chloe Redmond, Lee Sinnott, Dorota Cielecka and Ciara Kinsell
Artist Evan Daly with his work
Artist Agnes Molaney with some of her work

More than 60 students of Gorey School of Art displayed their work at an end-of-year exhibition which impressed hundreds of visitors.

The talented students spent the past year preparing portfolios for a range of degree courses in Ireland and abroad and were supported by a specialised team of tutors.

About 400 people attended the opening night, with family and friends invited along to view a huge display of student artwork, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, print through animation, model making, photography and documentary filmmaking.

The students included school leavers and mature students, a mix which makes for a diverse learning environment in the school.

Students at Gorey School of Art have access to the unique Periphery Space and bespoke cinema facilities in the building.

The popular school operates as a centre of excellence, offering internationally recognised QQI qualifications.

It has a 100% placement record for students making college applications with most graduating students gaining 600/600 marks in their portfolio college assessments.

Gorey School of Art has grown enormously in recent years and now houses North Wexford's top art gallery and a state-of-the-art 4K Dolby Vision art house cinema where students have the opportunity to experience international exhibitions and films screenings during their time on the various courses.

Through a massive development in facilities, unmatched by most PLC centres in Ireland, the students receive the best possible start on their journey into the booming creative industries.

The closing date for online course applications for the coming academic year is August 18 with registration and and interview day taking place on August 19. Among the courses available are portfolio preparation, advanced portfolio preparation, documentary filmmaking and photography and art writing.

Gorey Guardian