Class of 2004 - graduate exhibition

DIT Arts -  DIT's end of year exhibition featuring the work of students graduating in art, design, media arts and music - will be officially opened on Tuesday 01 June by two well-known writers, who are themselves graduates of the Institute -- Arthur Mathews, co-writer of 'Father Ted', and Michael Nugent, campaigner and author of 'That's Ireland: a miscellany' 

In their  humourous introduction to the exhibition catalogue Mathews and Nugent compare their own experience of art college with that of today's students but they also give some serious words of encouragement to the class of 2004: 'As you enter the rapidly-changing "real world" of commerce, your main legacy from college is not actually any specific design skills.  It is the ability to structure and project-manage creative output for an intended purpose.  This is a transferable skill, just as useful when writing a book or television programme as when designing a brochure or website or antelope enclosure....'

Peter Jones, who is co-ordinator of this year's event, echoes the comments. He is confident that the 2004 Exhibition will set a new high standard, both in terms of the quality and the variety of work on show.  "This Exhibition offers members of the public a great opportunity to enjoy the work of Ireland's emerging artists across disciplines such as Music, Display, Fine Art, Visual Communication Design and Interior Design and Furniture.  Performances and exhibitions will be taking place in a range of venues around Dublin from 01 - 18 June, and everyone is welcome!  Thanks to the very generous sponsorship of 'Fine Print',  an excellent catalogue of the Exhibition has been produced, showcasing the students' work and I have no doubt that people will be both interested and impressed!"  

The official opening of DIT Arts will take place in Dublin's Civic Offices, which will also be the host venue for the Interior and Furniture Design exhibition. For programme details see below:

sponsors of End of Year Exhibition catalogue


BA Design - Interior and furniture
Dublin City Council Civic Offices
Atrium and Bridge, Wood Quay, Dublin
Wednesday 02 June - Tuesday 08 June, from 10am - 5 pm, Saturday 11am - 4pm

BA Design - Visual Communication
Gallery of Photography
Meeting House Square
Temple Bar
Wednesday 02 June - Saturday 12 June, 10 am - 5 pm

Display Design Certificate
DIT Sackville Place, Dublin 1
Thursday 03 June - Friday 04 June, 10 am - 5 pm

BA  - Fine Art
DIT Portland Row, Dublin 1
Thursday 03 June - Friday 11 June, 10 am - 5 pm

The Cat Princess by Ciara Houlihan, graudate in Visual Communications  - Scroll down for more images from exhibiton,

Music performance, both classical and traditional, will form an important part of the DIT Arts  programme. The recently formed Irish Traditional Music Group in the Conservatory of Music and Drama (Director, Odhran O Casaide) will perform at the official opening of programme in the Civic Offices at 5.30 pm on Tuesday 01 June and again that evening in Meeting House Square at 8 pm.  This group, which is based on the O'Riada/Cúl Aodha tradition, has already established itself as an ensemble at the cutting edge of traditional music. It offers the students, who are already gifted performers of traditional music, the opportunity to compose, arrange and perform a wide variety of music, both traditional and modern.

Between Tuesday 01 June and Wednesday 09 June, audiences will have an opportunity to hear recitals given by students graduating from the Bachelor of Music programme in the Bank of Ireland Arts Centre and the Masters in Music Performance Class of 2004 at the John Field Room in the National Concert Hall:

B. Mus in Performance - Final Year Recitals
Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, Foster Place, Dublin 2

Tuesday, June 1
7.00 p.m.    Brendan Weakliam, baritone; Trudi Carberry, piano
8.00 p.m.    Lynn Hilary, soprano; Celine Kelly, piano
9.00 p.m.    Niamh O'Hanlon, mezzo-sopran; Mairead Hurley, piano

Wednesday, June 2
7.00 p.m.    Liebe Kelly
8.00 p.m.    Clare MacNaughton, piano
9.00 p.m.    Jillian Saunders, piano

Friday, June 4
7.00 p.m. Bernadette Balfe, clarinet; Peter Dains, piano
8.00 p.m. Ronan O'Sullivan, clarinet; Peter Dains, piano

Master of Music (Performance)
John Field Room, National Concert Hall

This is the first year of the Conservatory's Master in Music Performance programme and we are proud to provide a launching pad for these excellent young performers as they embark on their careers.

Tuesday, June 8
5.30 p.m.    Colette Boushell, soprano
6.30 p.m.    Alex O'Leary, guitar
8.00 p.m.    Redmond O'Toole, guitar  
9.00 p.m.    Daire Halpin, soprano

Wednesday, June 9
5.30 p.m.    Patrick Brunnock, guitar
6.30 p.m.    Sarah Power, soprano
8.00 p.m.    Paula Greenwood, soprano
9.00 p.m.    John Dempsey, baritone 

Media Arts and Photography
The work exhibited will feature a rich mixture of media formats, including
photographic prints, multimedia installations, drama and documentary moving
image and radio productions:

BA Media Arts - Screening of student work (drama and documentary)
Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2
Thursday, June 10 - 4pm

BA Photography and BA Media Arts - exhibition of student work
DIT Aungier Street - Ground Floor concourse
Thursday, June 10 - Friday June 18, 10 am - 5 pm daily

Admission is free to all venues.

The following images are taken from the Exhibition Catalogue, sponsored by Fine Print:
1. Notes on Style by Yvonne Keogh, graduate in Design Display  (photo by Gillian Buckley)
2. Bearded Lady by Carrie Lynam, graduate in Fine Art
3. Fringe Festival by Katie McTeigue, graduate in Visual Communications
4. Unfolding Space by Helen Connolly, graduate in Interior & Furniture 
5. Three-leg stool by Jennifer Chan, graduate in Interior & Furniture Design

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