Art History and Arts Administration

Art History and Arts Administration

Art History and Arts Administration are ideal for those who want to work in the arts. A love of art does not necessarily mean the desire to be an artist. Arts administrators ensure that artists and performers earn a living and are able to show their work to the general public. This can mean organising […]

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Animation

Animation

Animation has grown exponentially in Ireland, and the country is internationally recognised for the quality of its animators. Dubliner Richard Baneham won an Oscar for his work on the film Avatar, and the Kilkenny-based studio Cartoon Saloon gave us the Oscar-nominated The Secret of Kells. This is a of the great legacy left by the […]

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Art

Art

Art is perhaps more of a vocation than a choice. “Painting,” said Edgar Degas, “is easy to do when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.” Degas understood that learning is but the first step on the road towards mastery of any art form. If that your talent would benefit from a […]

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Photography

Photography

Photography informs, communicates, represents, reflects and influences us. Visual images are everywhere in contemporary culture – as artworks, adverts, and social media posts to name a few. Photographers can work as artists, for newspapers and magazines, in fashion, advertising or specialise in portraiture or wedding photography. A career in photography also offers a lot of creative […]

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The Irish Writers’ Centre – Annual Open Day

The Irish Writers’ Centre – Annual Open Day

The Irish Writers’ Centre are hosting their Annual Open Day this September. Founded in 1991, the Irish Writers’ Centre: Is the national resource centre for Irish literature. Our mission is to support and promote writers at all stages of their development. Offers a diverse programme of writing courses and workshops led by established writers across […]

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Changing your mind? Seeing IADT graduates’ work might help

Changing your mind? Seeing IADT graduates’ work might help

Last Thursday (13 June) was the final day of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology’s Graduate Exhibition. The art on display was of such extraordinary quality that several of the works captured the attention of Irish Times reviewer Aidan Dunne, who described the students’ work in today’s paper as ‘Inventive, ambitious, engaged and […]

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Design: Industrial, Graphic, Fashion

Design: Industrial, Graphic, Fashion

Design The huge success of Apple and its aesthetically satisfying products reveals just how influential good design can be. Without wishing to over-generalise, the average product designer has three goals in mind when working on a project: I. To make it aesthetically pleasing II. It must efficiently and effectively perform its function III. The project […]

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