Images: Roberts Nathan Student of the Year Award Prize Giving Ceramony 2022, Courtesy of MTU Crawford. Helen Cantwell, The Purpose, 2022, 60x50cm, Vinyl on acrylic. Hennessy, Bernie, Montastreaea, 2022, 32x15x18cm, Porcelain paperclay and merino felt, Photograph by Ronald Paschhoff.
Lavit Gallery are delighted to announce the joint recipients of the Roberts Nathan Student of the Year Award. This is an annual award that is given by Lavit Gallery and our sponsors to a graduate or graduates of MTU Crawford College of Art & Design.
Helen Cantwell is a Fine Art graduate exploring advertising culture, crowd manipulation, social media streams and their impact on the identities and psyches of a generation raised online. Working in expanded image making, her practice combines moving image and materials such as acrylic and steel to emulate advertisement, internet and screen media aesthetics.
Bernie Hennessy is a Contemporary Applied Art graduate who combines porcelain paperclay and Marino fleece to create sculptural objects that reference the effects of global warming, specifically coral bleaching.
Both artists will exhibit together at the gallery in early 2023 and receive a cash prize of €500 each kindly sponsored by Roberts Nathan Accountants, Cork.
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