We’re very excited about getting a gander at the work of this year’s fresh new Irish creatives . There’s a busy week ahead with most shows running over the next few days, make sure you don’t miss out! Here’s some more info on some of the upcoming showcases. Best of luck to all participating students!


Photo above: Rory Bradley, 4th Year Visual Communications Student 2012

IADT Graduate Show 2012
Visual CommunicationsTerrible People / Good Design
Opening – June 7th 2012 6pm

Friday 8th June 13:00 – 16:00
Saturday 9th June 11:00 – 16:00
Monday 11th June 11:00 – 16:00
Tuesday 12th June 11:00 – 16:00
Wednesday 13th June 11:00 – 16:00
Thursday 14th June 11:00 – 20:00

Venue - Kill Avenue, Deans Grange

“Terrible People / Good Design showcases projects that are all great examples of what contemporary graphic design is. The diverse range of project ideas is played out through an equally diverse range of media, including web, motion, app development / demonstration, print and 3d installations. The exhibition posters, split Silver/Gold fountain on 150gsm will also be sold throughout the show, proceeds go to The Design 100 Archive.”

IADT will also be hosting this years’ animation graduates exhibition at the same address.

DIT Graduate Show 2012
Opening – Thursday 7th of June @ 19:00
Daily – Friday to Sunday 9:00 to 19:00
Venue – The Station Building, Hatch St. (Located behind the Pod on Harcourt Street)

“This year in Visual Communications DIT there is a strong emphasis on print and image making while there is also few doing web design and examining the growing field of app design. One of the briefs challenged us to consider the relationship between print and digital. Emerging from this there are several interesting projects which explore how designers navigate the reader through the content. A number of students also explore illustration and photography, creating images with distinct styles that have been developed over the last four years. Throughout the grad show there is thought provoking and innovative work, examining current themes being explored in design today with plenty new revelations transpiring.”

“For most, the end of studies gives us all an opportunity to explore in depth some of the self-directed projects that were intiated this year in college, and allows us room to improve our portfolios. It will be both challenging and exciting to have the freedom to research and design in a way that’s self structured. Some are hoping to travel to gain experience of the broader graphic design field outside of Ireland and others will be searching for relevant internships here – some have already gained places on these. As a group we hope to stay in touch with each other to discuss ideas, and learn from each others experience. Masters are options for some of us, within which there are a few who are hoping to go further affield into areas such as Typography and Concept Art for Film.” - 4th Year Student Emma Conway

*Best of Luck to our good pal Emma Conway!


NCAD Graduate Show 2012
Visual Communications – Twenty Twelve
Opening – Friday 8th June at 6pm
Runs until the 17th of June
Venue – NCAD, Thomas Street, Dublin

“The class uses a wide variety of mediums throughout the degree show but a particularly strong interest can be seen in printed design and motion graphics. Vis Comm class of 2012 consists of twenty-five creative individuals. Our interests range from graphic design and typography to illustration, photography, motion graphics, web design and video-game & interactive design. Over the last four years we have had the chance to try out a range of mediums in which we can express our thoughts and ideas, each finding the specific area that we feel most comfortable working within. As both individuals and a class we have developed our skills and gained the knowledge that will guide us in our future careers.” – 4th Year Student Eibhlín Doran

CIT Crawford College of Art and Design Graduate Show 2012 – I AM
Opening – 8th June @ 6.30pm
The Exhibition is free and open to the public
Venue – CIT School of Music, Union Quay
E vite: https://vimeo.com/iamexhibition/invite

“I AM” will host CIT’s final year BA (Honours) in Multimedia and BA (Honours) in Visual Communications student projects. There will be a wide variety of Design and Media work, from Animation to Packaging Design to Interactive Installations and everything in between.
The Exhibition will be opened by Carol Coffey, Graphic Department Manager at RTE and Immediate Past President at Institute of Designers in Ireland.

CIT will also be hosting EXXIT – BA hons Fine Art & BA hons Ceramic Design Degree Shows


LIT Graduate Show 2012 – The Future is Now
Opening – Saturday, 9th June, 3pm
Venue – LSAD, Clare Street Campus, Limerick


MSC Advertising Class of 2012 DIT – Adgrad2012
Presentation – 3pm, 7th of June 2012
Venue – DIT Aungier Street

GMIT Letterfrack
Student Furniture Gallery 2012
Opening – Monday July 2nd 10am to 4pm

Griffith College Dublin – Creative Week 2012
Opening – Thursday 24th May 7pm
Running until Thursday 31st May
Venue – Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin 8

Institute of Technology, Sligo – Creative Design Showcase
Opening – Thursday May 31st 7pm
Venue – Yeats Library Foyer

Letterkenny Institute of Technology – LYIT Graduate Showcase
Opening – Tuesday 5th June 10am – 6pm
Running until Friday 8th June

University College Dublin (UCD) – The UCD School of Architecture end-of-year exhibition

Opening – Friday 25th May 6pm
Venue – Richview Library, UCD, Clonskeagh Road, Dublin 14


University of Ulster – School of Art and Design End of Year Show 2012

Opening – Saturday June 9th 10.00-17.00 Mon-Sat, late night Thursday until 21.00
Running until Saturday June 16th
Venue – University of Ulster, York Street, Belfast, BT15 1ED

Waterford Institute of Technology – Art & Design Show 2012
Opening – Opening Date: Friday June 1st 7pm
Running until Friday June 8th 4pm
Times of opening – 10am – 5pm
Venue – College Street Campus (Good Shepherd)

 

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