GMIT student wins National Community & Social Responsibility Award
Date: Friday, November 18, 2016
Author: Regina Daly
Joan Finnegan, a final year art & design honours degree student at CCAM, has won national recognition for her paintings of ringbuoys. Joan donated the images to the Irish Water Safety for their new postcard series.
Roger Sweeney, IWS, says "We are very grateful to Joan for donating the images for use in such a way as to make people aware that A Stolen Ringbuoy could mean A Stolen Life and to open up the water safety conversation to others in a way that is less traditional but by no means less colourful than the ringbuoys she loves to paint."
Joan (centre) is pictured with the Minister for Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government and Roger Sweeney (right), Marketing Manager & Deputy CEO of Irish Water Safety, at the annual Irish Water Safety Awards held at Dublin Castle. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.