Monday 16 December 2019

Lessons in creative flair

Orange is the New Black artwork by David Corish
Orange is the New Black artwork by David Corish
Dena Kiss, David Corish and Roisin Finnegan

David Looby

Creative Ramsgrange CS students came home with awards from the Talbot Hotel Artist of the Year competition.

Every year primary and secondary school students from around the country submit entries for the awards.

This year, after hundreds of entries, 31 finalists were shortlisted in four categories and their artworks were displayed in the Talbot Hotel for the duration of Wexford Festival Opera. Ramsgrange Community School dominated the secondary school categories securing the two first place prizes in each category as well as being awarded a second-place prize. Competing against all the Wexford secondary schools, David Corish, a 6th year student in Ramsgrange won first place in the senior category for his hyper realistic pencil drawing.

The senior runner-up prize was also awarded to Ramsgrange 6th year Student Roisin Finnegan for her pencil drawing of a horse.

The school's success continued when Dena Kiss was awarded the junior first place prize for her pencil portrait. Ramsgrange art teacher Avril Buttle said: 'It is an incredible achievement for the school and our students. To compete against all of the schools in Wexford and take home three top prizes is just fantastic for our community and the students.'

The judges spoke of the high quality of work on display and the vast abundance of creative talent amongst the young people of Wexford. Winning artwork will be on display in the hotel for the coming year.

New Ross Standard