The Galway Technical Institute (GTI) is well known in Galway for having amazing courses on offer that suits a wide range of educational needs. They offer FETAC Level 5 & 6 courses to over 1,300 learners annually which is quite impressive. And when I saw that their end of year art exhibition was on we just had to pop along!
At the exhibition there are students presenting their end of year work from four courses;
- Art: Portfolio Preparation QQI Level 5
- Drawing & Visual Inquiry QQI Level 6
- Animation QQI Level 6 and Furniture Making
- Design QQI Level 5
The exhibition had some amazing work on display from some very talented makers and designers. Paul Fahy, Artistic Director of Galway International Arts Festival actually opened the exhibition this year which was a great lift for the launch. I loved the furniture on display as well as a great 3D work by Kay Woodcock – her artwork was certainly my highlight of the evening.
While all GTI courses last for one year, their students return at all stages of their learning to enhance and develop new skills which I think is fantastic. And also if you are unsure if a career path is what you want then it is a great opportunity to test the waters for a year and then move onto further education or training if you want to follow that path.
We attended the launch yesterday evening at the Dominican Sportshall behind the Claddagh Church but the show will continue from the 26th to the 31st and will be open from 10 am til 4 pm (excluding Sunday). If you are in the area I would highly suggest that you pop along – it is great to support these young creators. It is free entry and all are welcome. You can read about the exhibition here and the college here.