A huge congratulations to Art and Design student Tiernan Caulfield who came first in the Fiddler’s Green Art Competition. Tiernan’s prize included a £30 pounds Easons voucher, his winning art piece professionally framed, the Jim Mc Sherry plaque and a framed certificate. The judge, Killian McEvoy was that impressed by Tiernan’s efforts he invited him to exhibit alongside him in Newry Library in June 2016.
Pictured: Tiernan Caulfield
Congratulations to Luke McAleenan whose creative design was selected in the Newry and Mourne Environmental Poster Competition. Luke’s design now features in the 2016 Newry & Mourne District Council calendar.
Pictured: Luke with the Council Chairperson.
AS and A2 Art & Design students visited Mount Ida Pottery for two ceramic workshops. During their visits they worked with practicing artist Trevor Woods to develop their ceramic skills through their coursework projects. The workshops were extremely beneficial and the pupils gained skills and expert advice while there.
Art & Design Careers Event On 22nd January the Department of Art & Design was delighted to welcome back past pupils Paul Mc Aleenan and Aidan Cunningham. They addressed the current Year 10, GCSE and A’Level Art & Design students and spoke about the important impact the skills they developed while studying Art & Design have had on their career path. Paul is currently a final year student at the University of Ulster studying Interactive Multimedia Design and Aidan is in fourth year studying Architecture at Queen’s University. This visit builds on the information provided for Art & Design students in September when three past pupils visited the Department. Conor Savage spoke as a Civil Engineer graduate from Queen’s University, Shane Finegan spoke extensively about his placement with Puma in Germany while a student at the University of Ulster studying Graphic Design & Illustration and Declan McCabe spoke of his experiences as a first year student studying Architecture at Queen’s University. The Art & Design Department would like to thank our valued past pupils for their time and effort.
Congratulations to Devlin McManus and Ross Brady who were awarded prizes for their designs for the Credit Union Poster Competition. The theme this year was “Happiness is…” and both students produced creative solutions. Devlin was awarded 1st Prize and Ross won 2nd Prize in the 11-13yrs category. Well done boys!!
Pictured are 9IV proudly wearing their mixed media gargoyle masks which they have just completed in class. The boys thoroughly enjoyed the project. Well done to all pupils for their creativity and imagination with this project.
Conor Keenan pictured alongside his work at the True Colours Exhibition, Ulster Museum Belfast. Conor’s work was selected as one of the best AS projects in N.I. 2015
Abbey Art & Design students analysing Seamus Heaney portraits yesterday at the Ulster Museum.
Abbey Art & Design Students view Rembrandt Self Portrait on loan to the Ulster Museum.