True Colours Exhibition – Budding artists take the Ulster Museum by storm
New-Bridge College budding art students accompanied Head of Art, Mrs McKeown and Mr Williamson, UU Coleraine to the Ulster Museum to get a glimpse of the future stars of the Northern Ireland arts scene at the CCEA ‘True Colours’ exhibition .
Seventy five young artists were selected by CCEA to showcase their GCSE and GCE Art and Design work from the summer 2013 examination period. From intricate paintings to innovative sculptures and daring fashion design, the ‘True Colours’ exhibition reveals the high calibre of creative work produced by CCEA candidates. Northern Irish artist Ross Wilson officially opened the exhibition in front of the student exhibitors, their family, friends and teachers. Speaking at the event he commented: “CCEA’s vibrant True Colours exhibition will surely brighten up the dreary month of January for visitors to the Ulster Museum. It is a pleasure and honour for me to see at first hand the work of so many talented young people”. True Colours is very much a fixture in the educational calendar. It is both a celebration of the excellent art and design work in our schools, and an opportunity for students and teachers to come along and see what it takes to make the top grades.
Students also had the opportunity to partake in the William Scott guided tour.
The Ulster Museum marks the centenary of the birth of William Scott (1913-1989) with this major retrospective. Across a career spanning six decades, Scott produced an extraordinary body of work that has secured his reputation as one of the leading British painters of his generation.
Exhibiting in America and Europe from the early 1950s, Scott is renowned for his powerful handling of paint in his exploration of still life, landscape and the nude.
This major exhibition, developed in collaboration with Tate St Ives and The Hepworth, Wakefield, marks the achievements of this internationally acclaimed modern painter and draws on collections across the UK and Ireland. It is the first major showing of the artist in the UK for over 20 years.
On route back to the College students took in the tour of the Shared Inheritance Exhibition in the FE McWilliam gallery.