Congratulations to Roisin Bohan!

07 August, 2014

Róisín Bohan of CIT Crawford College of Art & Design won the RDS Monster Truck One Year Studio Award at this years RDS Student Art Awards. 

The awards were held on Wednesday 30 July, in the RDS Concert Hall, Dublin.

University of Ulster graduate Ruth Moore was announced as the 2014 winner of the RDS Taylor Art Award, presented at the recent RDS Student Art Awards held on Wednesday 30 July, in the RDS Concert Hall, Dublin. Belfast-based Moore, who changed careers to pursue her passion for photography, won the award worth €5,000 for her photograph ‘Untitled 2’ (from the series Ordinances & Angels), a portrait of a ‘woman believer’. The Taylor Art award has been presented by the RDS since 1860 with previous winners including Sir William Orpen, Walter Osbourne, Louis Le Brocquy, Dorothy Cross and James Hanly.

Other awards presented included the R.C. Lewis-Crosby Award for Painting (€3,000) which went to Daniel Nelis also of the University of Ulster for his oil on wooden panel painting ‘Room with a Window’. There were two RDS Printmaking Awards presented this year, reflecting the quality and quantity of print entries (€2,200 each) and these went to Patrick Augustus Furey of Galway Mayo Institute of Technology for his mezzotints and Jillian McAteer of the National College of Art and Design for her etching and aquatint entries.

Rachel Glass of the University of Ulster won the RDS Lens Based Art Award (€2,200) for her pair of framed photographic prints, The Domestic Aviary; Róisín Bohan of CIT Crawford College of Art & Design won the RDS Monster Truck One Year Studio Award and Stephanie Harper of the University of Ulster won the Model Niland Residency Award. Total prize fund for the Awards is €17,000.

 

The RDS Student Art Awards were judged by an expert panel nominated by the National Gallery of Ireland, the Royal Hibernian Academy and the Irish Museum of Modern Art and were chaired by Kim Mawhinney, Head of Art, at the Ulster Museum.

The Awards are open to students enrolled in Irish art colleges. Of the over 360 submissions, 66 entries were been chosen for inclusion in the exhibition, which was on display in the RDS Concert Hall on 30 & 31 July and 1 August and currently during the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show from 6 – 10 August (entry fee applies). The exhibition then travels to Bourn Vincent Gallery, University of Limerick for exhibition from 4 September to 10 October

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