CIT awards a number of Fine Art Development Bursaries and Prizes each year at the CIT CCAD Degree Show

MTU Development Bursaries and Prizes

CIT Prize Winners  Exhibitions  2013


Rory Mullen

Laura Crotty

Cassandra Eustace




The CIT Registrar’s Development Bursary

The Development Bursary is awarded to support the professional development of graduates at the beginning of their career. The bursary aspires to give graduates an opportunity to further develop their educational journey and engage in activities or experiences that may not be possible without this award.

Rory Mullen  & Laura Crotty


Artsfest Prize

The Artsfest Prize was established to give an artist an opportunity to showcase their work. This year, the artist will  have an exhibition as part of National Science Week to further develop a body of work in their area of interest.

2012 WINNER:

Cassandra Eustace



RORY MULLEN   |   DECLINE AND FALL  |  17 - 30 October 2012


Following from his highly-praised installation at the CIT CCAD Hons Degree Show in June, and most recently for Culture Night  at the Crawford Gallery, Rory Mullen constructed another unique and idiosyncratic living environment specially for the James Barry Exhibition Centre.

“Cardboard becomes every surface, and every object - from books and watches to the plates and the kitchen sink - feels strangely familiar and personal. Modern disposable culture replicated and patched together with lots of brown tape.”



James Barry Exhibition Centre, CIT
Bishopstown Campus

CASSANDRA EUSTACE   |   11 - 16 November 2012

Cassandra work was shown as part of National Science Week 2012.

See for the full Science Week programme.

“Our unique perceptions are forever altering our daily experiences, instantly layering perceptual illusions and realities or merging dissimilar beliefs to a new normal.

The materiality and structure of my work plays with this balance of differences, joining and creating temporary situations using shadows and reflections, combining intentionally sourced materials and found objects.


Cassandra used the support of the Award and the gallery space to experiment and produce a new body of work, in response to the architecture and atmosphere of the James Barry Exhibition Centre.


James Barry Exhibition Centre, CIT
Bishopstown Campus


LAURA CROTTY   |   21 - 30 November 2012

The third exhibition took place during Positive Mind & Body Week organised by CIT Students Union and rans 21 - 30 November.

Laura Crotty's work refers to female hunger with its main focus on the media and cosmetic industry.

"Recently, I'm using video to examine the nature of female self-destructive energy in the face of the oppressive beauty industry. I believe that male anger tends to be focused outward, while female anger seems to focus inward. Personally I'm trying to express how self-harm mechanisms such as eating disorders, alcoholism or cutting are really a bizarre displacement of power. The relentless pressure from the beauty industry for women to conform to the body beautiful ideal, and be 'perfect' has caught us up in a ritual use of constant self-surveillance."

James Barry Exhibition Centre, CIT
Bishopstown Campus