As pretty as a picture
OVER 400 flocked to the annual end of year exhibition hosted by Gorey School of Art recently.
With more than 70 students exhibiting work there was something for everyone on the night and three documentaries which were Meals on Wheels, One More Round (Gorey Boxing Club) and 50 50 (Huntington’s Disease) were also screened on the night.
The documentaries which were filmed as part of the Documentary and Film Making course were a huge hit with people.
The other courses run by the Gorey School of Art include: Portfolio Preparation, Advanced Portfolio Preparation and Part time Drawing and Painting.
Director of the school Paul Carter said the event had been a great success. ‘ This year above all has truly cemented the reputation of Gorey School of Art as the leader in portfolio preparation. An astonishing 22 portfolios from GSA scored 600/600 at assessment in the Institute of Art, Design & Technology Dun Laoghaire.
Those portfolios were in the areas of Animation, Visual Communication, Fine Art, TV & Film Production, Photography and Model Making, Design and Digital Effects.
‘ This year for the second year running, 100 per cent of applicants from GSA to the National College of Art & Design were accepted and those results are mirrored by the applicants results coming from Crawford College of Art & Design in Cork too.’
Michael Finn, Principal at Gorey Community School, said: ‘We are so proud of the results our students accomplish each year in their pursuit of third level degree places within the creative sectors. Applications for our courses at GSA are increasing dramatically each year and this is down to the commitment of both staff and students alike.’
As GSA achieved the status of Apple Authorised Training Centre for Education last year, this week will see the first batch of students sit their exams.
Artist Eimear Boyd, tutor Mark Swords and artist Trish Tate.
Artist Darragh Gill