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Thurles Ursuline Student Wins Special Merit Award In 68th Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

A Thurles student, studying at the Ursuline Secondary School, Thurles, Co. Tipperary has been included in the top prizes in this year’s 68th Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

Ms Holly Keane, aged 14 years, is the winner of a ‘Special Merit Award’, while being acknowledged for displaying a high level of skill and creativity for her work; latter a coloured pencil portrait entitled ‘Jack!’.

‘Jack’Artist Holly Keane

Close to some 20,000 artworks were received for this year’s competition, with Final Adjudicator, Professor Gary Graville supported in the judging process by a group of preliminary judges; same including Dr. Denise Ferran (artist, art historian and former president of the Royal Ulster Academy); Mr Eoin Butler (Artist and lecturer); Seán Kissane (Curator) and Ms Marie Connole (A previous Texaco Children’s Art Competition winner).

The top 126 artworks of this year’s competition are currently being showcased at Belfast’s Royal Ulster Academy of Arts until June 30th next, with the display open from Tuesday to Thursday each week, from 9:00am-5:00pm each day.

For those visiting the exhibition, admission is free.

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1 comment to Thurles Ursuline Student Wins Special Merit Award In 68th Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

  • Katie

    Holly absolutely perfect. ‘Jack’ looks just like, ‘don’t laugh’, one of my elder seniors. Michael always has that same smile and expression on his face. I had to smile at Jack when I saw this beautiful art work of yours. My Husband is a great artist and he said one word to describe your Jack, “Perfect“.

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