DIT design student wins RTE art challenge


16th May 2011

DIT student Hana Hudak has won a national art challenge issued by RTE. Earlier this year RTE announced that it was seeking artwork from artists around the country. Submissions should be based on one of two themes - ‘RTÉ as part of Irish life’ or ‘RTÉ of the future’ – and could take the form of painting, sculpture, drawing, illustration or photography.

The competition was open to all residents of Ireland and entries were judged by a panel of well-known personalities from art, fashion and television. The judges shortlisted the top ten entries, based on their opinions of the originality, aesthetic, description of the artwork and how the artist has captured the theme.

Responding to the theme of ‘RTE of the future’, DIT student of Visual Communication Design, Hana Hudak, submitted a photograph of a girl with an RTE-inspired tattoo on her arm, representing the ways in which people are influenced by what they see and hear on television. Her work was one of the ten finalists shortlisted. The ten works were then put to public vote and the top three entries with the highest votes were then revealed as the overall winners. Hana’s submission was ultimately unveiled as one of the three overall winners.

Hana, who is originally from Slovakia, is in her final year in DIT and will graduate this summer. During her college career she has participated in the exchange between students of visual communications in DIT and students of Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts (SIVA), and was one of the DIT students who were part of Ireland’s EXPO participation in Shanghai last year. Hana’s winning entry, and those of the other two winners, will be exhibited at the RTÉ studios in Montrose alongside work by established Irish artists such as Robert Ryan, Tony O’Malley and Louis Le Brocquy.¿

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