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Students of MA in Creative Practice showcase their work

Metamorphosis exhibition comes to a close in GMIT's Creative Arts campus

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Metamorphosis, an exciting exhibition of work by eleven graduating artists from GMIT’s MA in Creative Practice was opened in GMIT's Centre for the Creative Arts and Media (CCAM) recently by artist Michael Minnis. Below are pictures by Aengus McMahon showing the students with their work, and lecturing staff, with work ranging from performance to photography using augmented reality, and from paint and print to new form journalism.

Celine Curtin, Head of Department says: “The MA in Creative Practice endeavours to engage students in a range of creative disciplines through dynamic discourse, exchange of ideas and transformative learning. Works are also on show in Engage Studios, Salthill and in NUIG. The exhibition is the culmination of twelve months’ work by the students who are due to graduate in October.

For further information on GMIT’s MA in Creative Practice, see: https://www.gmit.ie/creative-arts-and-media/master-arts-creative-practice

Issued by Regina Daly, GMIT Communications Officer, Dublin Road, Galway.
Tel 091 742826/0879618455 (m) regina.daly@gmit.ie  www.gmit.ie/news

Students of the MA in Creative Practice at their recent exhibition “Metamorphosis” in GMIT CCAM. L to R: Michael Browne, Galway, Madeleine Shinnik, West Cork, Ola Jagielska (front), Galway, Luke Moloney, Galway, Fionnuala McKenna, Westport and formerly Leitrim, Danielle Lambert, Farrah Monro, Derry, Elizabeth Curran, Galway, Michael Lally, Galway, Michelle Hill, Galway, Martin Maguire, Spiddel, Galway, and artist Michael Minnis who opened the exhibiton. [Photo by Aengus McMahon.]

Students of the MA in Creative Practice at their recent exhibition “Metamorphosis” in GMIT CCAM. L to R: Michael Browne, Galway, Madeleine Shinnik, West Cork, Ola Jagielska (front), Galway, Luke Moloney, Galway, Fionnuala McKenna, Westport and formerly Leitrim, Danielle Lambert, Farrah Monro, Derry, Elizabeth Curran, Galway, Michael Lally, Galway, Michelle Hill, Galway, Martin Maguire, Spiddel, Galway, and artist Michael Minnis who opened the exhibiton. [Photo by Aengus McMahon.]

Students of the MA in Creative Practice at their recent exhibition “Metamorphosis” in GMIT CCAM. L to R: Michael Browne, Galway, Madeleine Shinnik, West Cork, Ola Jagielska (front), Galway, Luke Moloney, Galway, Fionnuala McKenna, Westport and formerly Leitrim, Danielle Lambert, Farrah Monro, Derry, Elizabeth Curran, Galway, Michael Lally, Galway, Michelle Hill, Galway, Martin Maguire, Spiddel, Galway, and artist Michael Minnis who opened the exhibiton. [Photo by Aengus McMahon.]Dr Paddy Tobin (left) with CCAM lecturers on the MA in Creative Practice, L to R: John Langan, Dr Gavin Murphy, Mel French, Dr Seamus McGuinness, Jim Vaughan, and artist Michael MinnisMichelle Hill, Galway, whose work looks at environmental issues surrounding climate change awareness, apathy and inaction.Madeleine Shinnick from west Cork. The invasive species Gunnear Tinctoria is an emergent theme in her work, and colour in food produce, connecting with her earliest childhood dialogues with the landscape.Martin Maguire, photographer, Spiddal, Galway. His work is concerned with the narrative structure within the image while also developing new methods of exhibition and interaction.  He uses the film negative as the ‘Imprint’ with the spectator signifying ‘Flux’. The development process led to the creation of a series of portraits displayed as interactive negatives. Farrah Monro, Derry, is a graphic designer whose illustrations explore intimate and challenging experiences women go through, seeking to draw these into conversation.Michael Browne is a native of Galway city who has lived on Inish Mor for over twenty years. His screen prints explore the movement of seaweed and reflect upon debates surrounding the local seaweed industry.Luke Moloney. Luke is a ceramicist from Galway. His work is inspired by his collections of various objects which he describes as his 'unruly passion' associated with Asperger's Syndrome.Fionnuala McKenna, Westport, Castlebar and formerly Leitrim. Fionnuala's interest in biomorphic forms and negative space help articulate a sense of self through gendered subjectivities. [Photo: Aengus McMahon]Michael Lally, Galway. Michael’s work focuses on constructive journalism, a new movement that started in Denmark and Sweden which aims to engage the public with undramatic factual reporting of events. [Photo: Aengus McMahon]Ola Jagielska, Galway, who works in digital printmaking and textiles. She explores the pressures and expectations in everyday life and a sense of displacement in modern society. [Photo: Aengus McMahon]Elizabeth Curran from Galway. Elizabeth is a painter, performer, writer and singer who has developed a unique personal language written in intricate meandering inscriptions and performed through spoken word. [Photo: Aengus McMahon]Danielle Lambert is a ceramic artist whose work explores her personal journey living with scoliosis.