Artzone Inaugural Students Art Exhibition – “FACES”

  • RUA RED, South Dublin Art Centre
  • 27th Oct — 7th Nov ‘09
  • Launched 27th October @ 7pm by Minister for State, Martin Manseragh.
  • Speakers:
  • Mary Upton TD, Labour Spokesperson for Art, Sport & Tourism
  • Brian Hayes TD, Fine Gael Spokesperson for Education
  • Prof Gary Granville, Head of the Faculty of Education, NCAD
  • Fergus Lyons, School Principal and Artzone Parent

Artzone has run many small scale student art exhibitions in community centres, libraries and schools.  An exhibition is a fabulous occasion for the student, parents and teachers alike, to feel the excitement and see their art exhibited for all to see.  It is a showcase for their talent and efforts.

We have long sought to secure a space for a major exhibition. RUA RED is a tremendous opportunity for us—close to our roots in Rathfarnham. RUA RED offers the scale and quality of a venue to display the work of our 500 Senior and Teenage students from our Art Classes across Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow and Meath in a fabulous setting.

Each Artzone teacher undertook a four to six week project in their own area of specialism (Painting, Graphics, Clay, Print, Textiles and 3D) with their class groups in preparation for the exhibition.  The exhibition launch was ticket only to control numbers but was attended by over 250 parents, friends, principals, teachers and artists.  The exhibition ran for two weeks, was well attended, including a number of school tours and community groups.

It was a proud day for Gillian as the founder of Artzone and a fitting event to showcase the fabulous vision, skills and industry of the students, and the dedication, design and teaching skills of their Artzone teachers.

Artzone is run by fully Qualified Art Teachers from the Faculty of Education, NCAD.

2 Responses to “Exhibitions”

  1. Caroline Byrne says:


    I am interested in attending your painting classes on a thursday. I would be fairly established personally with my drawing and would love an outlet to keep painting and would be interested in exhibiting my work. Is your class for experienced painters and do you think that it would be suitable for me? is it possible to do a trial at the adult painting class.

    • Paul.Shorte@artzone.ie says:

      Hi Caroline. We would be happy to arrange a trial at the adult painting classes for you. We just launched a trial class for €5 campaign for the New Year. The teachers are all qualified and exprerienced art teachers. Give Sarah or Rachel a call on 01 4990614 to arrange. Happy New Year! Paul

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