arts@dit: Ireland's Most Wide-ranging Graduate Exhibition 2006

Dublin, 13th June 2006: DIT final year students of fine art, visual communications, interior design, design, display, photography, media arts and music combined to mount the widest ranging graduate exhibition in the country this year. With over 100 DIT students exhibiting their work, arts@dit 2006 is the largest graduate exhibition ever put together by DIT, and took place in a number of venues across Dublin city centre.

 Pictured at the opening of the exhibition was interior design student Joanne Kelly from Galway

This year two well-known graduates of DIT - Eunan Byrne of the John Duffy Design Group, and Jamie Helly, Managing Director of Dynamo officially opened the exhibition in Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Wood Quay. The official opening of the show coincided with the Faculty's Annual Award Ceremony which recognised students' high academic performance.

Pictured at the opening of the exhibition was interior furniture design student Una Helbig from Co Westmeath

Parents, students and colleagues were present for the Awards, along with sponsors from industry and the professions.

Speaking at the event Dr Ellen Hazelkorn, Director and Dean of DIT's Faculty of Applied Arts, said that "DIT's graduate exhibition is the high point of the year in the Faculty and for the students it is the culmination of their four years hard work. Dr. Hazelkorn added -We place great importance on imagination and nurturing individuality and students coming through our innovative programmes benefit from a real integration between theory and practice. They are encouraged to achieve the highest artistic and intellectual standard possible and the end-of-year exhibition is an opportunity to showcase their work before they embark on a wide range of careers in both traditional and emerging fields across the cultural industries."

Pictured at the Dublin Institute of Technology Portland Row Fine Art Exhibition was Mary Caffrey with her project named The Blue Girl

The exhibitions were on show to the public in various venues across Dublin city including Filmbase, Mountjoy Square and Dublin Civic Office all receiving rapturous reviews.

We look forward to next year!

Pictured at the Dublin Institute of Technology Portland Row Fine Art Exhibition was Pamela Duff

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