My Education, My Future

27 March, 2015

For the second year running, CIT Access Service together with CIT Arts Office invited students from the CIT Linked secondary schools to take part in an art exhibition entitled 'My Education, My Future' as part of the Cork Lifelong Learning festival. A total of 8 schools took part inluding 6 schools from the previous year and 2 new schools exhibiting for their first year. 

 

Over 120 pieces were submitted in all variety of media, both 2D, 3D and multimedia works also. The students were asked to come up with their own response to the theme and title of the show 'My Education, My Future', using any medium and dimension they liked. With such an overwhelming response the James Barry exhibition Centre was full to the seams at the opening of the show where all students and teachers attended to proudly see their work hanging in a professional gallery layout.

 

In addition to the very positive experience of being part of a large exhibition, CIT Access Service awarded prizes of merit to each school and an overall award to the categories of over 15 and under 15.

(above) Paudie Cosgrave -St. Aidans Secondary School - receiving the overall award from Trish Brennan (CIT CCAD) in the Over 15's category for his mixed media sculpture, 'Turtle'.

 

The launch of the exhibition was a great success and there was a tangible feeling of pride off each and every student to see their work hanging in a professional gallery environment. The exhibition continues until the 2 April at the James Barry Exhibition Centre, CIT Bishopstown, Monday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm.

 

CIT Arts Office would like to extend a special well done and thankyou to all who took part in this year's exhibition. It can be a daunting experience for some to be involved in a public show and so we really appreciate all the work and commitment that both the students and schools gave to the event. Congratulations to all involved and we hope to see them again and maybe some more new schools next year!

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