Young Artists add a splash of colour at The Ulster Museum

Justin,Micheal McCoy (Chairman NMNI), Trevor, Jane Larmour
Pictured from left to right: Justin,Micheal McCoy (Chairman NMNI), Trevor, Jane Larmour

Stunning paintings, intricate ceramics and imaginative fashion designs are a few of the pieces awaiting visitors to the True Colours exhibition in January and February.

CCEA’s True Colours is a unique exhibition that showcases the high calibre of creative work produced by candidates in the summer 2016 GCE & GCSE Art and Design examinations.

Students, teachers and proud parents packed the Ulster Museum at the launch of True Colours last week. On display was a broad mix of Art & Design genres, demonstrating the creative skills being taught in schools.

Congratulating the students on their work at the launch, Justin Edwards, CCEA’s Chief Executive, said:

"True Colours is a key date in CCEA’s annual calendar. It is both an opportunity for CCEA to shine a spotlight on these exceptional young learners, and an invaluable teaching resource that inspires future learners.

The success and continuation of this important exhibition would not be possible without the tremendous support and partnership with the Ulster Museum and we hope lots of people come and view the exhibition throughout the rest of January and February".

The exhibition was officially opened by renowned local architect Jane Larmour. She commented:

"Every year I always enjoy calling in to see the work at the True Colours exhibition and each year I’m greatly impressed by the range and high standards of the work on display. This year is no different with the students’ creativity and dedication to their work clearly on display.

Each of the students should be very proud of their inclusion in the exhibition, as a former True Colours exhibitor, it was a really significant achievement for me as a student and I’m always reminded of the excitement and anticipation of that time, looking forward to the experiences that lay ahead at University".

Open to the public from Friday 13 January to Sunday 19 February 2017 at the Ulster Museum, Belfast.

Museum opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm.
Closed Mondays.

Free entry to all.

Guest Speaker Biography – Jane Larmour

Jane Larmour is currently a Director with architectural firm Arigho Larmour Wheeler Architects and was educated at Victoria College, Belfast, Queen’s University Belfast, University College Dublin and Ulster University.

Jane has numerous accolades and nominations including The Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Travelling Scholarship 2006 and Silver Medal 2006. Jane has also been a guest presenter on The Arts Show BBC 2 NI.

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