So What Now?
A showcase of art works created by the third year paint and sculpture students from GMIT’s Center for Creative Arts and Media (C_CAM)
Students on the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology’s BA Art and Design Level Seven programme are proud to announce the opening of So What Now? This is a showcase of art works created by third year paint and sculpture students.
Launch:Tues 12th March at 6.00pm, Fairgreen Galway City by Sarah Searson Head of the Centre for Creative Arts and Media GMIT.
Duration : March 14th- 20th at the Fairgreen, Galway.
Public Opening Hours Mon – Fri: 12am and 6pm; Sat and Sun 2pm to 6pm.
There are thirty-three painters and sculptors in Third year, studying at the Centre for Creative Arts and Media (C_CAM) at GMIT, and we are holding a public exhibition of our work at the Gallery, close to the Radisson Hotel, at the Fairgreen, Galway.
As a student cohort we are responsible for the organisation of the exhibition under the direction of our GMIT lecturers and with the mentorship of curators Maeve Mulrennan and Ramona Burke.
We have spent three years developing our art practice, learning how to create interesting things to both look at, and talk about. Now we present ourselves to the public. For some of us it is the first time our work will be on open display outside the college. This feels like the first true step to being an artist. Many of the issues we try to work through with our art have similar origins, but you will not see the same thing twice at this show. Even to each other our ideas can seem inexplicable and our methods otherworldly.
The Fairgreen has been graciously lent to us by John Hughes for the duration of the exhibition. We have a fantastic venue with space for the largest combined group of fine art students for many years. The space was the main hub for Tulca; a primary fixture of the visual arts calendar in Galway and a significant legacy to follow.
The exhibition is not for our tutors. It is not for the recognition of our family and friends. It is for us to fail at, to learn from, or to get our first glimmer of success, to see a stranger spend more than thirty seconds looking at our work.
We open our door to you, the public on the 12th of March and you have until the 20th to judge us, to admire our skill, to puzzle meanings, or point out our naiveties
So What Now?