Scholarship recipient among Uversity Graduates

By Aoileann Ní Bhroin

Posted: 25 August, 2017

Among the artists taking part in the 2017 Uversity graduate showcase event thar cailc: unconfined which took place at D-Light Studios in Dublin on 24 August was Government of Ireland International Education Scholarship recipient Daniel McNamara (seen here with Mary Dunne and Gerry O’Sullivan of the Higher Education Authority which manages the Scholarship Programme).

A native of the USA, Daniel presented a snapshot of his project Odysseus Unraveled.

Joining Daniel at the showcase event were five other students, Emma Austin (USA), Ana Vallejos Cotter (Chile); Luisa Geisler (Brazil), Shelly Harder (Canada) and Laura Cummins (UK).

The creative showcase of student work took place at D-Light in Dublin, site of a former Victorian woollen mill.

Uversity CEO, Colleen Dube commented “the work on display demonstrated the very essence of the innovative MA in Creative Process which places creativity at the heart of each student’s transformational journey in Ireland”.

‘thar cailc’ is the Irish phrase meaning ‘going beyond the chalked mark’. It was first suggested by Professor Emeritus, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, in the first Core Module Session of the Master of Arts in Creative Process, in the University of Limerick in September 2017.

Colleen added “The students were immediately caught by his inspirational use of the phrase as going beyond words into creative expression. They have never lost sight of the essence of this phrase which has carried meaning for each of them as an inspirational touchstone throughout this year.  We have no doubt about their bright and promising futures and we know they will remember their time in Uversity and Ireland as an important step in their creative journey.”

A synopsis of the students’ work is available to view on Uversity’s digital showcase

More: Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships Programme 2017

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