Barely out of college and I can already report a few success stories. It seems that the class of 2012 is busy trying to put GCD on the map. Well, not all the class, but there is a few of my mates whose work is of such quality that it has been chosen for collections, competitions and exhibitions.
For a start, both Ray Hegarty‘s portrait project and Alan Bennett‘s graduation submission “Over the Wall” were chosen for a special feature in photo magazine Source. The projects and the rest of the class’s submission can be viewed on the Source graduate showcase Graduate Photography Online 2012.
My classmate Karen Tierney‘s project KAQ was also selected as one of the ten finalists of the Propeller Awards – and award sponsored by Dublin fine arts printers Fire. She is also represented in the Peripheries show in inspirational arts.
Jurga Rakau has been exhibiting her graduate work in the Ceramics Ireland exhibition in Farmleigh.
All the four aforementioned graduates are also currently exhibiting in the Relentless Melt show in Farmleigh (and more). But these four and also Bobby Barbour have already made a sale from their project on opening night. What a great achievement! Congrats to that, lads, and I hope this is only the beginning!
They are going with the flow – let’s hope it’ll keep pushing them.