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Cara Pilbeam awarded prestigious Art prize

09-October-19
Cara Pilbeam awarded prestigious Art prize

Huge congratulations to our 6th year student and very talented artist Cara Pilbeam. Cara has been named Zurich Young Portrait prize Winner in the 16-18 age category, a top portrait prize for her incredible pencil-drawn artwork "Eire: Study of a Young Woman".

Cara has said: "This work is inspired by what it means to be a young woman in Ireland today, on the threshold of her future. I am layered with fabric from different countries that represent our modern-day, multi-cultured Ireland. I love traditional aspects of portraiture in works by the artists John Lavery and Johannes Vermeer but I wanted to create a portrait with contemporary elements."

Twenty finalists were selected in four categories (ages 6 and under, ages 7-11, ages 12-15 and ages 16-18), chosen by the National Art Gallery's panel of judges. Overall winners will be awarded a personalised wooden box of high-quality art materials and a cash prize of €500.

Cara's artwork will be displayed in the National Art Gallery from 5 October 2019 until January 2020. Cara was mentored and guided by Art teacher Caoimhe Woods. Congratulations to Cara and Caoimhe on this fantastic achievement. We are very proud of you Cara.

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