A group of talented young students from the Centre for Creative Arts and Media at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology have found art in junk and their work is now displayed in the windows of one of Ireland’s premier department stores. Amazingly, the students have taken everyday objects such as old keys and rusty nails and turned them into beautiful works of art, unrecognisable from their original form and purpose.
In total, six of the works are displayed in the windows of Brown Thomas Galway. Old keys have been suspended from a bicycle wheel resulting in an elegant and innovative piece of art. Textile blind swatches have been turned into a floral blossom wall whilst rusty nails and metal items have been turned into a colony of sea urchins.
The project is entitled ‘The Gallery of Found Art’ and is a collaboration between the Creative Team at Brown Thomas and students from the Art and Design course led by lecturers Lynne O’Loughlin and Ger Leslie. The works can be viewed from now until February 21 and is a CREATE project, which promotes new Irish design talent.