GMIT art lecturer and graduates win top award

GMIT’s newly formed Centre for Creative Arts and Media (CCAM ) is continuing to develop a legacy of award-winning lecturers and students. Two graduates and a lecturer have won top prizes at this year’s Claremorris Open Exhibition, which runs until October 5.

The Claremorris Open is the most prestigious independently curated exhibitions in the western region. It is curated annually by a key expert from the international art world. This year’s curator is Andrew Wilson of Tate Britain, (London ) and he has selected some 27 artists of a total of 300 entries.

Lecturer Fionna Murray and two recent graduates of GMIT Galway’s Centre for Creative Arts and Media, Aimee Nolan and Ruby Wallis, were all prize winners in the Mayo exhibition. GMIT art graduates Loretto Cooney, Selma Makela, Will O'Kane, Roisin O'Sullivan, and Teresa Ward were also selected to show their work in the exhibition. They are all recent graduates of the Bachelor of Arts (hons ) in art and design programme at GMIT’s Galway campus.

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