The National Gallery of Ireland is delighted to announce that a school in Tipperary is highly recommended in the National Gallery of Ireland’s Jack B. Yeats Schools competition.
Killurney NS was highly commended in the primary school category for its artwork The Flowers of Killurney. Eight winning schools will each receive an exciting prize package worth €1,000. The contest was backed by Key Capital.
To celebrate its landmark exhibition Jack B. Yeats: Painting and Memory, the National Gallery of Ireland has designed this art competition for primary and post-primary schools across the island of Ireland. Advocating for Ireland’s diverse communities, it offered schools the opportunity to engage more deeply with themes of place and memory in the work of iconic Irish artist Jack B. Yeats. Schools were asked to work as a team to create a collaborative piece of art inspired by the memories of people in their area. Each school could choose to create their works in any form. The finished artwork was photographed and digitally submitted to the Gallery for judging.
The judges for the National Gallery of Ireland’s Jack B. Yeats Schools competition were Brian Ranalow, artist; Catherine O’Donnell, Head of Education, National Gallery of Ireland, and Brendan Rooney, Chief Curator, National Gallery of Ireland.
PRIMARY SCHOOL CATEGORY – WINNING SCHOOLS
School: St Fintan’s NS, Lismacaffrey, County Westmeath
Title of the work: “Shining Light” on our memories of our locality and its inhabitants.
School: Scoil Eoin, Tralee, County Kerry
Title of the work: Our community remembers the rose of Tralee
School: SN Éadan Fhionnfhraoich/Edeninfagh NS, Glenties, Co Donegal
Title of the work: “Doors – Portals of transport, memories and time”
School: Ballinlig NS, Skreen, Co Sligo
Title of the work: Our magical memories of beautiful Beltra
PRIMARY SCHOOL CATEGORY – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SCHOOLS
School: Scoil Maelruain Senior, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Title of the work: Memories in the landscape
School: Killurney NS, Clonmel, Co Tipperary
Title of the work: The Flowers of Killurney
POST-PRIMARY SCHOOL CATEGORY – WINNING SCHOOLS
School: Jean-Baptiste Community School, Hospital, County Limerick
Title of the work: Illuminated Memory Bubbles
School: Colaiste Muire, Ballymote, County Sligo
Title of the work: Ballymote Treasures
School: St Louise’s Comprehensive College, Belfast
Title of the work: local beauty
School: St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush, County Dublin
Title of the work: Community and Identity in Rush
POST-PRIMARY SCHOOL CATEGORY – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SCHOOLS
School: De La Salle College, Waterford
Title of the work: “We live protected under each other’s shadow” ode to Joe Caslin… “Rylan”… Waterford’s own “Christ the Redeemer”.
School: St Benildus College, Stillorgan, County Dublin
Title of the work: Voyager
The Jack B. Yeats School Contest is inspired by the current exhibition at the Jack B. Yeats Museum: Painting and Memory. This exhibition, the largest exhibition of oil paintings by Yeats in 50 years, is on view at the National Gallery of Ireland until February 6, 2022. The exhibition provides a unique opportunity to view some of Yeats’ most important paintings. Yeats and explores the role of memory. in the life of Jack B. Yeats and how it influenced his work. From his first forays into oil painting, Yeats was exceptionally dependent on memory and retrospection. Memories of childhood in Sligo inspired many of his works, and particular motifs – music and horses leading among them – recur in his paintings. In this selection of 84 oil paintings spanning over 40 years, Gallery visitors can see places and people Yeats remembered, his observations of humanity, and his reflections on life and the loss of his last years.