04 Jul 2022

Carlow students win top prizes in nationwide art competition

Carlow students win top prizes in nationwide art competition

John Dowling – Texaco Child Art 2022

Three Carlow students have won top prizes in this year’s 68th Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

They were: Oisín Ó hAonghusa (6), from Gaelscoil Eoghan Uí Thuairisc, Ceatharlach; and John Dowling (8) and Callum Chapman (8), both pupils at Ard Na Gréine Art Studio, Rathoe.

All were winners of Special Merit Awards for artworks that Final Adjudicator, Professor Gary Granville said “displayed high levels of skill and creativity.”

Oisiěn Oě hAonghusa – Texaco Child Art 2022

The Texaco Children’s Art Competition is popularly regarded as the longest-running sponsorship in the history of arts sponsoring in Ireland, with an unbroken history that dates back to the very first Competition held in 1955.

This year, as has been the case throughout its life, it has been a platform on which young artists from Carlow and counties throughout Ireland have had their talents recognised and their creativity commended.

Callum Chapman – Texaco Child Art 2022

From May 31 to June 30, Belfast’s Royal Ulster Academy of Arts is hosting an exhibition of the top 126 winning paintings in this year’s Competition.

Admission is free and the Academy is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-5pm.

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