27th Jan – 12th February
The Lavit Gallery has been awarding The Student of the Year Award to a Crawford College of Art and Design graduate since 1967. This award is a core part of our gallery program and is there to support the development of emerging artists who show promise and potential. Over the years the recipients have included Maud Cotter, Eilis O Connell, Vivienne Roche, Eileen Healy, and Stephen Doyle. Once again, The Lavit Gallery is delighted to able to award the winner/s a solo exhibition alongside a cash prize.
We are grateful to yet again have had this award sponsored by Robert Nathan Accountants Cork.
The recipients of The Student of the Year Award 2022 were Lorraine Parker, Lorraine Poulter, Luna Torresel Rave and Fionn van der Noll.
Photo Credit: Crawford College of Art and Design
The work of Lorraine Parker explores female identity in the domestic space. She uses everyday objects and materials to represent the merging of body, object, and the complex roles of women within this sphere.
Lorraine Poulter seeks out buildings that are abandoned, neglected, overlooked or are facing demolition in the Irish countryside. She is interested in capturing the ethereal and lost memories of these places, creating a link between the past and the present. Images are transferred onto a variety of papers and fabrics and stacked in layers, each different from the one beneath representing distinct chapters in the history of the building.
Through a combination of jarring video and sound focused on both spaces that might be comfortable to us and those that are unknown, Luna Torresel Rave’s work explores what it means to be displaced, and questions the possibility of integrating oneself into an unknown environment.
Fionn van der Noll’s work is based within a sculptural and printed language, exploring blends of traditional techniques and newer technologies, from basket weaving to digital painting. This practice focuses on sanctuary for declining ecosystems and a possible utopian future.
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