A virtual exhibition of students' artwork from Coláiste Íde agus Iosef ranging from 1st year to senior cycle is now available to see online. In collaboration with the Newcastle West Librarians Helena Falivan, Pat Galvin and our school, we created a short video of the creative endeavours of these students. Students were asked to submit their favourite artworks that were made as a result of the virtual learning experience in art during the lockdown of 2020/21.
In this work there is an emphasis on portraiture, still life and the use of mixed media. Some assignments were thematic for example a view through a window, which in particular captures an individual student's perspective of the lockdown. We also studied on-line galleries ranging from the Centre Pompidou in Paris to Kilkenny’s Butler Gallery and we took inspiration from the animation “The Wolf Walkers” produced in association with the Butler Gallery.
Thank you to our Principal Mr Murphy for supporting this endeavour and thank you to our vibrant student cohort for their continued engagement in the arts.