Bursary awards presented to leading artists

By William O'Connor

LEADING artists from across the county were rewarded through South Dublin County Council's annual bursary award scheme.

Eleven awards were present, totalling €15,300, in the categories of music, literature, and visual arts, and range from €300 to €2,000.

Bursary Awards June 2016

Orla Scannell, Arts Officer, spoke about the history of the bursary awards which were established in 2000 and the significant impact of the awards for artists.

Mayor Sarah Holland met with the award winners at County Hall which provided an opportunity for the artists to meet each other and exchange information about their practice.

The winners of the The Annette Halpin Memorial Award for Young Musicians 2016 were Garry O’Nuaillean, Killian Farrell, Luke Kehoe Roche and Killian White.

The Annette Halpin Memorial Award for Young Musicians is made possible by the generosity of the Halpin Family working together with South Dublin County Council and Music Generation South Dublin.

The Young Artists Development Award 2016 was awarded to Eoin McAuley to publish graphic art novel.

The individual Artist Bursary Awards 2016 were awarded to: Writer Eileen Casey, to complete a new publication; Music Composer Robert Coleman, to create a new multidisciplinary work; Musician Jane Hackett to complete a Masters Degree in classical strings performance; Musician Emma Kenrick, to attend the Guild Hall Music Therapy programme; Singer Gemma Ni Bhriain, to attend the International Opera Studio in Zurich; Visual Artist Jane Fogarty, to create new works in resin and Curator Jennie Guy, to develop her curatorial practice.

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