The Copper House Gallery launched Propeller 2013 Finalists' Award Exhibition for graduating photographic students, in association with Source Magazine, on Thursday 27th June 2013. The short-listed works of the ten finalists were displayed as part of this exhibition and the winner of Propeller 2013 Award was announced as Maciej Pestka (DIT) for his work Slackwater. We were delighted to have Propeller 2012 winner Amy Hanrahan partake in the award ceremony and Propeller 2011 winner Darek Fortas also attended the launch.
The ten Propeller 2013 Award finalists are: winner Maciej Pestka (DIT), Catherine O'Toole (DIT), Ciaran Cummins (St Kevin's College), Claire Duggan (Griffith College), Deirdre McGing (DIT), Derville Conroy (Griffith College), Gavin Mullan (University of Ulster), Gwen Wilkinson (NCAD), Lewis Rankin (University of Ulster) and Robert McCormack (DIT).The Propeller 2013 judges are John Duncan editor of Source magazine, Trish Lambe from Gallery of Photography, Peter Reddy of Redman AKA and The Copper House Gallery curator Leszek Wolnik.
Opening the Propeller 2013 Finalists' Award Exhibition, The Copper House Gallery curator Leszek Wolnik commended the high standard of this years entrants as a testament to the strength of their education. Propeller 2013 Maciej Pestka will complete an 8 week residency at The Copper House Gallery in preparation for his solo show.
Propeller 2013 Award Exhibition runs at The Copper House Gallery from 27th June 2013 until 9th July 2013. Admission is free and all are welcome.