South Tipp students claim prize at Dingle Film Festival

Congratulations to Aoife Delany-Reid and Jessica Dempsey, two TY students and South Tipp Art Group (STAG) members who with their STAG crew of Thomas Gartlan, Ben O’Connor and Jack Moloney received third prize for their animation project Childhood Changes at the Dingle International Film Festival.

Congratulations to Aoife Delany-Reid and Jessica Dempsey, two TY students and South Tipp Art Group (STAG) members who with their STAG crew of Thomas Gartlan, Ben O’Connor and Jack Moloney received third prize for their animation project Childhood Changes at the Dingle International Film Festival.

Congratulations also to the five groups of students from STAG, Loreto TY class and the South Tipperary Arts Centre who participated.

A special word of thanks to Laura Piggott and Emer King, LIT and Bobby Harris, tutor and animator with STAG and Patricia O’Meara, Arts Centre who were the tutors for the students during the project.

STAG is also grateful to John Hannafin and Andrew Crotty, course directors in LIT for all their support.

A new six weeks animation course that will cover drawing and stop motion will take place after Easter on Saturday mornings from 10.30 to 12.30 in the Arts Centre in Nelson Street, Clonmel for students from First Year upwards, and which will be open to non-members.

You may book now by contacting the Arts Centre at 052-6127877 from Tuesday to Saturdays or contact the STAG Organiser Maureen Purcell at 086-8096823.

It was great to see Junior STAG so well represented in Spraoi’s Circus Group in the parade in Clonmel on St. Patrick’s Day.

Meanwhile, the current exhibition at the Arts Centre, Abundance, by Mary Wallace, a well-known Wexford artist continues until next Tuesday, April 8. Mary has exhibited extensively in solo and group shows since 2001 and her work celebrates the abundant beauty of nature.

This exhibition is of particular interest to Secondary school art students and local artists because of Mary’s use of unusual techniques and materials, creating such beautifully delicate images. The Centre is open 10am to 5pm daily through lunch and Saturday from 12 noon to 4pm.