Three Dublin City students were amongst 29 young artists from the county to have won top prizes in this year’s 67th Texaco Children’s Art Competition, the results of which were delayed until now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the 9-11 years age category, Gabriela-Maria Ticala (11), a pupil at Stanhope Street Primary School on Manor Street, won third prize for an artwork entitled ‘My Grandfather’. Her crayon and charcoal work is described by Final Adjudicator, Professor Declan McGonagle as “an affectionate and very accurate representation of her grandfather”.
In addition, two Dublin City winners each won Special Merit Awards for artworks that Professor McGonagle said, “demonstrated high levels of skill and imagination.”
They were Cora Lee (13) from Loreto College, St. Stephen’s Green and Rémy Long (10), a pupil at Georgian Montessori Primary School, Belvedere Place.
No stranger to the Competition, Rémy won first prize in the 7-8 years age category in 2018.
The Texaco Children’s Art Competition is popularly regarded as the longest-running sponsorship in the history of arts sponsoring in Ireland, with an unbroken history that dates back to the very first Competition held in 1955. This year, as has been the case throughout its life, it has been a platform on which young artists from Dublin and counties throughout Ireland have had their talents recognised and their creativity commended.
From September 14 to October 2, Drogheda’s Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition of the top 126 winning paintings in this year’s Competition. Admission is free and further information is available at www.highlanes.ie
MAIN PHOTO – C8 Dublin – Cora Lee – Texaco Child Art 2021