As pretty as a pic­ture

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS -

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

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