Creative Limerick students showcase wow factor with fashion and artistic skills

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Creative Limerick students showcase wow factor with fashion and artistic skills

Colaiste Nano Nagle Student excellence awards, Nancy Ekhator receiving best performance at the National Finals of Junk Kouture on behalf of Team Wipe Out with Louis Walsh

CREATIVE secondary school students at Coláiste Nano Nagle are celebrating a string of recent awards for their artistic talents.

‘Wipe Out’ and ‘Romeing in DeNile’, two designs created by students for Junk Kouture 2019, made it through to the grand finale of the competition in the 3Arena. ‘Wipe Out’ was also presented with a prize for the best performance on the night by Louis Walsh. 

Romeing the Nile, which uses disposable towels and wipes to question our throwaway society, was created by students Abbie O’Keeffe, Lauren Kelly and Feruza Rameto. The group’s design was inspired by the destructive effect disposable materials have on the earth. 

Wipe Out, inspired by the waste products left behind by using face and baby wipes, was created by student designers Nancy Ekhator, Leah Cosgrave and Nikoletta Kosma. 

Second year student Dewa Ishaq was also awarded with a special merit prize at the 65th Texaco Children’s Art Competition for her artwork, entitled ‘Grief’. Over 25,000 students entered this years competition where students are encouraged to create an art work that interests them.

Above, Grief by Dewa Ishaq

Dewa will attend an awards ceremony this month where the president will be in attendance. She will be awarded with a certificate and an art box to the value of €100. 

Tess Lim, another second year student at Colaiste Nano Nagle was also recently awarded with a certificate of merit for her Book of Kells inspired artwork.

Tess attended an awards ceremony in Trinity College Dublin.

Colaiste Nano Nagle students Samantha Makula and Abbey O’Keefe were also named the Junior Art Student of the Year and Senior Art Student of the Year by their school.