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Group Category Winner This is Art! 2023

Mess Monsters

An Chéad Bhliain - Rang Ealaín Coláiste Ailigh • Group • Donegal

Our art is an installation of papier maché monsters and everyday rubbish that we created from recycled materials. We were inspired to use materials that we see everyday in our school. Each student in our class created an individual, imaginative monster and then we created the installation as a group.

Comments from the Jury

“Such a fun and exciting project. Each individual artists own personality shines through in their monster but they also come together perfectly as a group.”

Ruth Medjber, Photographer

“A really fun and imaginative artwork! Mess Monsters is a colourful and joyful example of collaborative art making. I’ve no doubt that it will bring a smile to all who see it. The judges loved the innovative use of materials and the imaginative creations. Congratulations to everyone involved.”

Tadhg Crowley, The Glucksmans Museum, University College Cork

“Rang Ealaín, what an incredible artwork. All the different characters have so much detail by themselves and in putting them all together this became a brilliant piece. I love your use of paper-mâché and recycled materials too. It is the colour that makes each piece pop. Huge congratulations to you all.”

Amanda Coogan, Visual Artist