The Wallace High School Art and Design Department recently held its annual exhibition. The work of GCSE and A2 students was on display, with parents ,friends and teachers of the exhibitors attending.
The wide array of exhibits covered a vast media, from jewellery and costume design to film making and pottery.
The event was officially opened by acclaimed Irish painter Neil Shawcross, who commended the high standard of work and encoraged pupils to continue their artistic studies.
The work of Wallace Year 12 pupil David Bolton and Year 14 pupil Rachael Murphy has been selected for display at CCEA’s “True Colours” Waterfront Hall exhibition – a showcase for the top achieving students in Northern Ireland. Neil Shawcross also presented departmental prizes to GCSE students David Bolton and Stephen Pierce who, along with A2 students Jill Todd and Rachael Murphy , were praised for their continuing artistic endeavour.
Head of Department Miss Margaret McPolin commented, “We’re thrilled with the success of David and Rachael , but we in the Art and Design Department would like to pay tribute to the creativity and commitment of all our pupils. It was lovely to see so many families and teachers at the exhibition and we were delighted that Neil Shawcross could join us.
Wallace has a long tradition of pupils following careers in the art world- ex pupil Shane Bunting continues to thrive in the world of television as an artistic director and ex pupils in the world of fashion design include Winnie Lee and Maggie Jackson. I’m pleased to say that tradition is continuing , with several of this year’s A2 students accepting offers to study art at university.”
Last modified: June 13, 2005