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Garter Lane, Tuesday January 28th 2020 at 6:30pm.
FINAL YEAR VISUAL ART STUDENTS FROM WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY OFFER A FIRST VIEW OF THEIR DEGREE SHOW WORK.
Garter Lane Arts Centre in partnership with Waterford Institute of Technology is delighted to present the annual First View exhibition featuring the works of the final year WIT Visual Art students. First View 2020 will see the continuance of Garter Lane Arts Centre’s creative collaboration with WIT Department of Creative and Performing Arts and its emerging graduate artists.
First View forms part of the WIT students’ final academic year programme and is an opportunity for the emerging artists to be involved in the full process and practicalities of installing an exhibition in a professional gallery space and exhibiting their work publicly before they graduate.
This year’s exhibition is inspired by an array of concepts including consumerism, climate change, voyeurism and vulnerability. Using both traditional and new methods the artists present drawings, charcoal paintings, photography and screen-based works, installations and sculptural works. Many of the pieces are works in progress, giving the students an opportunity to develop their ideas further.
The students have been supported by Garter Lane Arts Centre staff throughout their course in developing ideas and learning the process of mounting an exhibition in a professional space- from marketing to the installation of their work. The project provides invaluable and unique learning opportunities for the students to support them in developing their artistic careers.
Exhibiting Artists are; Emma Burke, Jaela Bates, Karra Peters, Lisa Comerford, Roisin Brazil, Marika Manning, Milana Ziedelyte, Roberta Sarni and Susie Kelly.
Exhibition runs until Thursday February 6th.
Opening hours: 11:00am – 5:30pm Tuesday – Saturday and during evening performances.
Admission free. All welcome.
Garter Lane Arts Centre, O’Connell Street, Waterford