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Tuesday 22 October 2019

Brave new world for art graduates

Sonya Weston’s piece
Sonya Weston’s piece

Maria Pepper

The Wexford Campus School of Art and Design at IT Carlow is presenting its annual graduate show at Wexford Arts Centre which will continue until Saturday, June 9. 'Tonic' features the work of nine graduate artists who are staging a public display of their individuals styles as they embark on a journey as professionals.

The exhibition explores a variety of themes from a sense of place and heritage to societal rituals, the science of expression, the existential self and love along with subjects that resonate with socio-ecological issues of today.

The work is multidisiciplinary, using traditional pliable materials and contemporary digital techonologies including photography, animation, drawing, sculpture and painting. It is carefully presented to offer the viewer the opportunity to engage, interact and understand the processes and concepts adopted by the graduating artists.

'Tonic' is the culmination of work produced individually and collectively over four years with each artist having produced a body of work that expresses a vision of themselves and their place in the world.They each examine in their own way, the role art that lays in enhancing our world today.

The featured artists are Sonya Weston, Ronan Moore, Alison Bermingham, Darragh Fanning, Edwina Byrne, Jamie Sinnott, Edward McGuinness, Laura Flood and Richard Walsh. The exhibition is running in the lower and upper galleries of Wexford Arts Centre.

For more information on the Wexford Campus art school go to https://www.itcarlow.ie/courses/department/wexford-campus/school-of-art-design.

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