Texaco and other Art Competition winners
The Texaco Art Competition is open to Both Primary and Post -primary schools in Ireland with an annual entry of up to 50,000 Paintings. Many students may already be familiar with the competition form Primary school. Its’ aim is to support and encourage Children Through art. In Gorey Community School we have had great success every year with over the years several of our students taking First Prize and having their work exhibited in Museums and galleries around the country. Each year we receive many commendations and certificates and it has become a very successful part of our school arts calendar.
2002 - 2003 Two of our students Kevin Roche (Click here) and Owen Kenny (Click here) were the first to receive the UTV young artist of the year award as well as overall winners of the Texaco Art Competition also the current GAA crest for Wexford was designed by Kevin Roche (click here) and the National organ donor card was designed by (Jimmy Donellan Click here).
In 2012 Alisha Kirwan (Click here) won the national Credit Union Art Competition.
In 2013 Simon Mineas wins the Texaco Art Competition (Click here for more information)
In 2014 two of our students Maeve O’Callaghan and Kayleigh Byrne (Click here) reached the final of Doodle4Google art competition.
Talbot Wexford artist of the year 2014
Aoibhinn Kinsella (3rd year)- Talbot Wexford artist of the year 2014 (Junior category)
Runner up - Kate Millar (2nd year)
David Monaghan (5th year)-Talbot Wexford artist of the year 2014 (Senior category)
Runner up - Janne Strydom (5th year)
Nicole Redmond(5th year)
Guste Vastakaite(5th year)
Maeve O’Callaghan(6th year)
Weroniks Piwka(5th year)
Aliesha Kirwan(5th year)
Hanna Kenny(2nd year)
Katie-Louise Murray(3rd year)
Ally Yu(2nd year)
Sarah Lynch(2nd year)
The work of the above was showcased at the Talbot Hotel Wexford during the Wexford Opera Festival, 22nd October through to the 2nd November. Congratulations all 13 finalists and to the 4 overall winners.
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RTE2 News2day in conjunction with Bronagh Carran from Texaco feature GCS Art Department to promote this National Competition.
Click image above to watch video.
Click HERE to read News2day Blog on GCS/Texaco
Gorey Community School
At the forefront of education in North Wexford since 1993
Gorey Community School
to GCS student Janne Srtydom 5thyr
on winning 3rd place (overall Cat A) in this
years Texaco Art Competition (2014) With her
stunning painting of Wexford Harbour.
Also congratulations to Aoibhinn Kinsella
3rd yr, Bethany Braham TY and Alannah
Cheong who won Spcial Merit Awards.
Wexford County Council Environmental Section Art Competition
Congratulations to the following students from G.C.S. won awards in the Wexford County Council Environmental Section Art Competition 2015:
JUNIOR CERT SECTION (1st - 3rd Year) 2nd Place: Joanne Fleming (2nd Yr) 3rd Place: Doireann Cullen H.C. : Joely Gibney Elliot (2nd Yr)
OVERALL WINNER SECONDARY SCHOOLS: BARRY KENNY (2nd Yr)
All the winning entries have been on exhibition throughout the county over the summer. Presently on display in Gorey Library, ending Friday 18th September.
Congratulations to Vivien Ryan who was awarded ‘Talbot Artist of the Year 2015’ and also to Janne Strydom runner up.
Huge congratulations also to Sophie O'Callaghan, Aoibhinn Kinsella, Charis Kenna,Catherine McDonald and Sarah Costello 7 of 8 finalists in the senior Talbot Artist of the year Award.
Talbot Artist of the year Award 2015
Talbot Artist of the Year 2016
Congratulations to Mignon Strydom(left) who won first place in 'TALBOT ARTIST OF THE YEAR' as part of this years Opera Festival also congratulations to Aoibhinn Kinsella (right) who claimed second prize and to Matthew Goff (centre) who was runner up.
2016 - Congratulations to Amanda Dobre 2nd year who won 1st place in the Wexford County Council Bio-Diversity art competition and also to Amy Francis 2nd year who won 2nd place in this years competition.
2016 - GCS 5th year student Vivien Ryan's artwork has been selected as the Senior Post-Primary winner in the Ireland 2016 All Island Art Competition entitled 'Imagining the Ireland of 2116' which is a partnership initiative between the Department of Education & Skills, the Department of Education Northern Ireland, the National Gallery of Ireland and the Education Centre Network.....Her work will be exhibited in the National Gallery, Dublin in the coming months....click HERE to see this amazing work.
Maeve O’Callaghan and Kayleigh Byrne were finalists in the doodle 4 google art competition 2014 their artwork was selected from thousands of entries and narrowed to 15 within their group.
Doodle 4 Google Finalists
A beautiful painting by Gorey Community School student Lucy Fahy has been selected to illustrate the 2017 Texaco Children's Art Calendar. Lucy’s study titled 'Harbour' which won a special merit award was one of 13 works chosen to illustrate the commemorative publication. Celebrating its 63rd anniversary of the Texaco Children’s Art competition. Her piece features on the month of May page in the calendar. It will be seen in thousands of homes throughout Ireland in 2017.
Calendars are available through a select number of Texaco service stations countrywide and through Texoil, Valero's home-heating oil division.
Last year the stunning work ‘Wexford Harbour’ by Janne Strydom (GCS student) received 3rd Prize overall and the image was used in all advertising posters, it has now become a permanent feature of The Texaco Children's Art Collection....click HERE for further information.
GCS STUDENT LUCY FAHY'S PAINTING SELECTED FOR TEXACO CALENDAR
Talbot Artist of the Year 2017 (Junior Category)
Pictured - Ashley Hennessy 'Talbot Artist of the Year'
Huge congratulations to Gorey Community School student Ashley Hennessy (2nd Year) who was crowned ‘Talbot Artist of the Year’ (Junior Section) and Aoibhinn Kinsella (5th Year) who was runner up, at a special ceremony at the Talbot Hotel in Wexford.
The ‘Talbot Artist of the Year’ is an annual award given by the Talbot Hotel in conjunction with the ‘Opera Festival’