Thursday 9 November marked the opening of the TCE Art Exhibition showcasing works by Studio Practice and Art Production students.
Over 100 people attended the event with 21 students exhibiting their work, including three boys from The Hutchins School and one girl from St Michael’s Collegiate who studied the subjects as part of the Co-operating Schools’ agreement.
The Exhibition forms part of the required course work for the students and a panel of external judges will view the works and apply assessment ratings. The works need to show a creative concept, be cohesive and show supporting documentation.
A number of different mediums and techniques were employed by the students this year including: video installations; printmaking; sculpture; ceramics; drawing; digital photography and mixed media works.
Art Teacher, Miss Alex Pitt, and TCE Artist in Residence, Ms Helen Wright, worked collaboratively with the students to put together the Exhibition and were supported by Art Technicians, Miss Olivia Browning and Miss Olivia Moroney and by Fahan maintenance staff, Mr Rod Nevin, Mr Andrew Kannegiesser and Mrs Birgitta Browning, who purpose-built display solutions to showcase the students’ work.
Alex commented, “It is incredible to see the results of such a committed and engaged group of girls and boys. Each year, I am amazed by the variety of work produced and the way their ideas culminate in such an impressive body of work. The students all value the opportunity to be creative and, although the subject is demanding on many levels, the reward of seeing their work up on the walls, makes it all worthwhile. I am so proud of all of my students and thank them for their contribution to the dynamics of the Art Department and the inspiration they provide to the Fahan Community who enthusiastically view the work each year.”
The Exhibition is on display in the TM Hall and will be open until Thursday 23 November.
The Fahan girls who exhibited their works included:
Renée Di Benedetto