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MAKING A SHOW: Graduate Exhibition 2017

Posted: 6 June, 2017

On Thursday 01 June the graduating classes of Fine Art, Visual Communications, Interior and Furniture Design, Product Design and Visual Merchandising and Display launched an exhibition of their work in DIT Grangegorman.

The launch was attended by almost one thousand visitors, including the artists’ friends and family members, graduates of DIT, and many representatives of the design industries who were interested to see the very high calibre of work exhibited by the emerging artists and designers.

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Graduate Exhibition 2017

This is the third year that the Graduate Exhibition has taken place on the Grangegorman campus and it was clear that this year the students and their mentors have made the most of everything the refurbished North House studio building has to offer.  A team of Visual Communications students managed the design and print of a beautiful set of catalogues which have been snapped up by visitors to the exhibition.  They also managed the branding of the show which was extended to the Luas stop at Smithfield and to Dublin City Council lamppost banners around Phibsboro and Prussia Street, encouraging everyone in the locality of Grangegorman to visit the show.

In a particularly strong Fine Art exhibition, the OPW has acquired work by two artists for the State’s art collection while eight graduates have been long-listed for the RDS Visual Arts Award.  The RDS Awards showcases Irish visual artists as they transition from student into early professional career.  Graduates from Visual Art programmes across Ireland are eligible for selection, and the finalists will exhibit their work in a curated exhibition in the RDS in October.

The exhibition continues until Saturday 10 June and is open to the public every day.  It includes a stunning exhibition in the gallery on the ground floor of Visual Merchandising installations, and examples of Product Design prototypes are on display in the Print Room next door.  Fine Art occupies studios on the first floor, but don’t miss some excellent pieces in the adjacent Annexe building.  The second floor includes highly professional work in a range of individual styles students of Visual Communications – keep an eye out for Clare McKay’s illustrated story of how her Japanese mother and Irish father met!  Finally, explore the world of interior design, re-imagining old favourite buildings, and view some beautiful and unique furniture pieces.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see the work of so many talented artists and designers – MAKING A SHOW, 01 – 10 June, DIT Grangegorman.