Avolon Youthreach Programme

June 29, 2016

Youthreach Wexford and WWETB are delighted at the selection of Tara Savage, nominated by her art teacher Paul Fallon, for the Avolon Youthreach Programme at the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA).

Collaborating with Youthreach, and supported by Avolon, the RHA were delighted to invite six young students, selected from submissions from the 110 Youthreach Centres nationwide, to participate in four workshops to increase their art skills, introduce them to visiting art galleries and art colleges and offer basic tools of criticism. As well as developing practical skills, by working alongside a practicing artist, this opportunity offers students the ability to explore the opportunities and challenges of being a professional artist in Ireland today.

As Patrick T. Murphy, RHA Director comments: “With this programme, Avolon are enabling us to work with early school leavers in Ireland to identify and nurture artist talent and to encourage them to consider further education within the arts.”

The standard of applications was very high and Patrick T. Murphy RHA Director and Colin Martin RHA School Principal were faced with a very difficult challenge, assessing the applications. The RHA would like to thank all students and art teachers who made applications.

Tara took part in a fine art print, painting, figure drawing and still life workshops led by Academy member and RHA School Principal, Colin Martin RHA. There was also a visit to the National College of Art and Design to speak to lecturers and students, and a guided tour of the annual RHA open submission.

Congratulations again to Tara on her participation on this unique programme.

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