The 'Trinity Exhibition' - 2nd Annual Visual Arts Society Student & Staff Art Exhibition, 6-8 Dec. 2010
Oisín Gallery, Westland Row, Dublin 2
The student-run DU Visual Arts Society is delighted to announce the opening of the Second Annual ‘Trinity Exhibition’, a showcase of artworks by the staff and students of Trinity College Dublin, on display at the Oisín Gallery, 9am-5.30pm Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th December. The exhibition was formally launched on Monday 6th December by Aidan Dunne, Irish Times Art Critic, and Catherine Giltrap, Curator of the Trinity College Art Collections.
Last year's ground-breaking exhibition was the first of its kind since 1996 and the first fully student organised exhibition in the history of the university. The public exhibition, held in this commercial gallery, offers staff and students of the College the opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional capacity without any related professional fees. It is a unique event in Trinity’s calendar which celebrates the creative abilities of members of the Trinity community and offers staff and students from all faculties and departments the opportunity to discuss art in a new environment. This year the scale of the event has increased dramatically. The response from the College's artistic community has been staggering, with more than 200 works initially submitted for consideration. After a careful selection process, this number has been whittled down to just 43 incredible works, from a cross-section of Trinity Society, ranging from students of all levels and disciplines, academic staff, managerial officers, library staff and technical support. The works include a variety of media, from painting and drawing to photography, digital art and film, all showcasing the diversity and quality of artistic talent on offer here at Trinity. Recognising, supporting and celebrating this unique aspect of Trinity life is crucial to the development of a rounded university experience for both staff and students. The exhibition is on display at the Oisín Gallery, 44 Westland Row, from Monday 6th December to Wednesday 8th. The show will be opened by Aidan Dunne, Art Critic for the Irish Times, and Catherine Giltrap, Curator of the Trinity College Art Collection, at a special reception beginning at 6.30 pm this evening, Monday 6th December. This student-organised exhibition is being promoted as part of the 50th anniversary of visual arts initiatives at Trinity College.
Many thanks to the Oisín Gallery for supporting this venture two years in a row.