Budding artists take the @UlsterMuseum by storm

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Visitors to the Ulster Museum will get a glimpse of the future stars of the Northern Ireland arts scene when they take in the CCEA ‘True Colours’ exhibition during January and February.

A number of young artists were selected by CCEA to showcase their GCSE and GCE Art and Design work from the summer 2013 examination period. From intricate paintings to innovative sculptures and daring fashion design, the ‘True Colours’ exhibition reveals the high calibre of creative work produced by CCEA candidates.

Irish artist Dan Dowling officially opened the exhibition earlier this month in front of the student exhibitors, their family, friends and teachers. Speaking at the event he commented:

‘CCEA’s vibrant True Colours exhibition will surely brighten up the dreary month of January for visitors to the Ulster Museum. It is a pleasure and honour for me to see at first hand the work of so many talented young people.

I have found the eclectic mix of design, printmaking, painting and sculpture both inspiring and encouraging. I look forward to hearing the names of many of these students in the years to come as they progress in the field of art and design.’

Congratulating the students on their work, Richard Hanna, CCEA’s Chief Executive, commented:

“True Colours is very much a fixture in the educational calendar. It is both a celebration of the excellent art and design work in our schools, and an opportunity for students and teachers to come along and see what it takes to make the top grades.

The Ulster Museum is a perfect backdrop to highlight the wonderful talent of our young people and we hope lots of people will come and view this public exhibition, throughout the rest of January and into February.”

More info at UlsterMuseum

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Post Author: Belfast Times

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