Tralee School A Winner In National Gallery Of Ireland Competition

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One of the pieces of art from Scoil Eoin Balloonagh students.

THE National Gallery of Ireland has announced that a Kerry school is a winner in their Jack B. Yeats Schools Competition.

Scoil Eoin, Tralee, won the Munster Primary School category for its artwork ‘Our Community Remembers the Rose of Tralee’.

Eight winning schools nationally will each receive an exciting prize package worth €1000, supported by Key Capital.

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In their project, the Scoil Eoin students used their iPads to interview family members about their experiences at the Rose of Tralee Festival.

You can see their project here…

To celebrate its landmark exhibition Jack B. Yeats: Painting & Memory, the National Gallery of Ireland devised this art competition for primary and post-primary schools on the island of Ireland.

Championing the diverse communities of Ireland, it offered schools the opportunity to engage more deeply with the themes of place and memory in the work of iconic Irish artist Jack B. Yeats.

Schools were invited to work as a team to create a collaborative artwork inspired by the memories of people in their local area.

Each school could choose to create their artwork in any form. The finished artwork was photographed and submitted digitally to the Gallery for judging.

Judges for the National Gallery of Ireland’s Jack B. Yeats Schools Competition were Brian Ranalow, artist; Catherine O’Donnell, Education Officer, National Gallery of Ireland, and Brendan Rooney, Head Curator, National Gallery of Ireland.

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