Peoples Republic Of Cork

Student Of The Year Exhibition: Confluence

Lavit Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Clarke's Bridge, Cork

Fri 14 Feb - Sat 15 Feb 2020
10:30 am

Student of the Year
Padraic Barrett & Orla O’ Byrne
Opens Thursday 30th January 5.30pm
Opening remarks by Dr. Helen Farrell, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design
Continues until Saturday 15th February
Exhibition sponsored by Roberts Nathan Accountants.

The Lavit Gallery is delighted to present to work of, recent graduates of CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Padraic Barrett and Orla O’ Byrne. Each year the Lavit Gallery selects from the work at Crawford’s degree show, one or two artists as their Student of the Year. The award comes with a cash prize and an exhibition at the Lavit Gallery.
This year’s two-person exhibition is ‘Confluence’ and is graciously sponsored by Roberts Nathan Business Tax and Audit.
Padraic Barrett’s work is a response to the archetypal male and patriarchal traditions in Irish society today. By placing the naked male figure in a recognisable Irish landscape he alludes to the fragility and vulnerability of the traditional place men have occupied in Ireland, often with the feeling of being reluctantly placed on a pedestal

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