MTU Arts Office - Student Engagement Award Online Showcase - 6,7,8

MTU Arts Office - Student Engagement Award Online Showcase - 6,7,8

Date: 20th Oct 2021 - 31st Oct 2021
Time: online 24/7
Venue: Online - details below

MTU Arts Office Student Engagement Award Exhibition – online profiles and showcase 2021 - 20 October 2021:


MTU Arts Office is delighted to share the third selection of artist profile videos featuring graduating artists from MTU Crawford College of Art & Design, produced specially to be shared with you at the start of your studies at MTU. These artists were winners of the MTU Arts Office Student Engagement Award, from their Degree Show in June 2021.

In these short videos, each artist shares some insights into the work they created for their Degree Show in June 2021, their inspirations, the materials and processes they use, and their experience as a student at MTU.


If you are on the MTU Cork Bishopstown Campus in October, you can see artworks by some of these featured artists in the window of the James Barry Exhibition Centre, or in the poster display cases on the outside wall.




Siobhán O’Connor (BA Fine Art, MTU CCAD, 2001)

Looking at comfort and recreating childhood activities from an older perspective, Siobhán O’Connor’s paintings reflect a time when countless hours could be spent creating new worlds without leaving the house.


Claire Kirwan (BA Visual Communications, MTU CCAD, 2001)

Claire Kirwan invites you to put away your devices, turn off the screens, and have conversations with the people around you through a magazine and board game “Table Talk”.  The magazine reminisces on pre social media times and discusses how technology affects relationships. The card game is a purpose driven game, encouraging you to put your phone down and engage in ‘Table Talk’ to deepen connections.

Read more about this design project on the "Is Mise" Degree Show website:



Deirdre Coffey (BA Fine Art, MTU CCAD, 2021)

Two dimensional faces emerged from the screens of phones and laptops to create figures that inhabit a space between the real and the virtual. Drawn in a continuous line, made by welding steel bar, Deirdre Coffey’s figures examine the translation of our communications during the pandemic restrictions, and the need to re-engage with the three-dimensional world around us.


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