Students in O’Fiaich Institute of Further Education are currently preparing for their annual exhibition, which opens next Tuesday, 6 May and runs until Friday, 9 May in the Indoor Garden, Carrolls Building, DkIT.
Work to be shown is by the PLC art and design, graphic design, photography and multimedia classes and 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 on display as well as web design, digital imaging and graphic design shown by the multimedia class.
A variety of photographs will be on display from the photography class and each piece is representative of a large body of work carried out over the year.
The exhibtion will be of a high standard and the strength each individual’s 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. Many past students have completed courses of study and are working in diverse areas such as graphic design, interior design, film and animation as well as traditional fine art areas and education. There is a great need in this country for people trained in these areas, with an awareness of our evolving visual culture, and skilled in design disciplines in particularly.
While all of the work must be returned to the classroom for assessment and exams after the exhibition, much of the art work will be for sale.
The exhibition will be opened by Mr Peter Kierans Chief Executer of LMETB (Louth Meath Education and Training Board), on Tuesday, 6 May and is open to the public from 9am to 5pm on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th May. Admission is free.