Animating Gesture at Institute of Technology Carlow
Institute of Technology Carlow last week hosted the launch of an exhibition of selected works by 2nd year Art students of the Institute’s Wexford Campus School of Art and Design. The exhibition comprises paintings, sculptures and media works which were selected from the annual End of Year Exhibition, held at the Wexford campus earlier this month. Students exhibiting their work include: Alan Davis; Leon Doyle; Sinead Griffey; Una Murphy; Eimear Murphy; Kim Murphy; Elke O’Rafferty; Angela Sanina; Amanda Usher; Lucy Vigne Welsh and Shannon Gleeson, who gave a live performance of her art.
The theme, Animating Gesture challenged the students to think about how images combine to form a larger work, the movement between images and how an image or object relates to the space around it.
Jung-A Han, who curated the exhibition, explained to attendees of the launch, “Part of the students’ research explored the early days of animation and focused on the different ways of considering ‘gesture’. As they progressed through the year, project assignments and lecturers changed and, with that, the energies, themes and focus. However, it is interesting to follow the thread of how movement, the still image and gesture can be traced through the students’ work”
Orla Ryan, a lecturer in art at the Wexford Campus commented, "This showcase exhibition is a great opportunity for the students and the art course. We are really pleased to show the work on the Carlow campus and let people know what we do in the Wexford Campus. This is the first time we have undertaken this, but hopefully we will get the opportunity to do it again. I think it is really important to make links across the different campuses and make those connections for staff and students."
The Animating Gesture Exhibition will be on display in the Library 1st floor until the 9th of June. The exhibition is free and all are welcome.