We are delighted to announce that renowned local artist Ann Marie Webb is Visiting SEK Dublin on the 18th February to give a Masterclass in Oil Painting!

Ann Marie Webb has completed an MFA in Painting at NCAD Dublin, and also has a BA in Visual Arts Practice IADT Dublin. Her work uses Baroque theatre to explore identity. Through abstraction she concentrates on material and movement to create a sense of space.

Ann Marie has participated in various group and solo shows in Ireland. Winner of the Peter O’Kane award – RDS and was shortlisted for the most promising Graduate award, Talbot Gallery Dublin.

We look forward to welcoming her to the art room in SEK Dublin International School !

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Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah)

DSC_0709Holocaust Memorial Day is on the 27th January and was set up as an international day of commemoration in 2000, when 46 governments signed the Stockholm Declaration. On this day in 1945  Aushwitz concentration camp was liberated.  In order to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day  we planted crocus bulbs as part of “The Crocus Project “an Irish Schools Initiative.  We planted crocus bulbs in memory of the 1.5 million Jewish children who perished in the Holocaust and thousands of other children who were victims of Nazi atrocities. The yellow flowers recall the yellow Stars of David that Jews were forced to wear under Nazi rule.

 

 

 

 

We visited the Eileen Gray Exhibition at the National Museum of Decorative Arts Collins Barracks

Eileen Gray, an Irishwoman, was one of the leading members of the modern design movement. Renowned in France during the early decades of the 20th Century as a designer in lacquer furniture and interiors, she then began to experiment with architectural forms in the late 1920s.

Being an avant garde artist Gray constantly reacted to new art movements and her individuality and ideas developed in Paris against its vibrant and artistic backdrop. In the world of design hers was a new approach to shape, line, the use of colour, materials and textures; yet the human sensibility of her work continues to inspire designers today. You can find out more by watching this short documentary about her:

 

 

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