Students at O Fiaich Institute of Further Education are holding their eighteenth annual exhibition which opens this Tuesday 7 May and runs until this Friday 10 May. The exhibition is being held once again this year in The Indoor Garden, Carrolls Building, Dundalk Institute of Technology. This event has been a great success in previous years.
Work to be shown is by the Post Leaving Certificate Art and Design, Graphic Design, Photography and Multimedia classes. The purpose of the exhibition is to allow members of the wider community access to work which would not otherwise be seen, and to celebrate the achievements of these students.
A great variety of work will be on display by the Art and Design and Graphic Design students. There will be painting, drawing, printmaking, fashion design, metal craft design, graphic design and three dimensional work including ceramics. Web design, digital imaging and graphic design will be shown by the multimedia class. A variety of photographs will be on display from the photography class. Each piece is representative of a large body of work carried out over the year, it being part of a process encompassing initial ideas and research, to development work towards a conclusion. The work on show, as in previous years, will be of a high standard, demonstrating the high level of ability of our students. The strength of the work is testament to their individuality and creativity.
PLC Art and Design students come from diverse backgrounds and age groups, some coming straight from Leaving Certificate, some returning to education, but all have decided to devote a year to specialist study in this area. These courses aim to develop the students’ creative, critical and aesthetic understanding, to help students to identify their strengths and future direction, and to arm them with the necessary skills so that they can assemble a high quality portfolio which will allow them to further their studies. Most of these students go on to follow degree and diploma courses in related disciplines. Over the years the courses have been very successful in helping students achieve their aims.
Admission is free. For further information see website www.ofi.ie