First View 2019 : Part II [WIT Visual Art students]

Jan 31st - 2nd
Free event

Local group of near graduates with eclectic interests and varied back grounds in their first group exhibition . This collection of works is infused with influances from multiple and seemingly disperate sources and yet this delightfully tenuous romp is ultimately redeemed by the obvious affection and ingenuity with which it was created.

Garter Lane Arts Centre, in an exciting collaboration with Waterford Institute of Technology’s (WIT) Department of Creative and Performing Arts, is proud to present “First View: Group One”, an exhibition of work by fourth year WIT Visual Art students.

The current WIT 4th year art student’s will install their work in Garter Lane in two groups with the first group opening on Thursday, 22 January and the second on Thursday, 29 January.The exhibition is an opportunity for the public to view new and dynamic art work as well as offering WIT’s final year Visual Arts students the invaluable experience of installing and exhibiting their work publically in a gallery setting.

The exhibition showcases innovative art from WIT students in a range of media including photography, painting, sculpture, sound and video installation.

Lecturer Ben Reilly describes how: “This is a unique opportunity for 4th year Fine Art students to get to grips with the trials and triumphs of showing work in the public arena”.Admission to the gallery is as always FREE and all are warmly invited to come along and support this learning venture in its third year. So don’t miss out and be sure to check the innovate work that the Waterford art students have to offer!

Front of House Exhibition:

Aaron Kirk

Aaron’s work consists of images that contradict each other and deal with current issues in our society. A “pretty” background with a strong image are used in a way that we think of issues, for example such as homelessness, which is a national crisis but is not officially considered to be. Aaron uses spray paint and hand cut images in all his work which are sprayed onto found materials such as cardboard, tile, stone and wood. The process of hand-cutting the intricate, detailed patterns and images is therapeutic and calming.



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