A colourful showcase … from Belfast Boys’ Model School

19 Jul 2018

To brighten the building, to match the sunshine outside, art from students at Belfast Boys’ Model School is now on display in the corridor which leads to our viewing Gallery.

The art is a sample of work by students from Years 8-14 and covers a range of mediums such as gouache, pastels and mixed medium.

Jaclyn Coulter, our Head of Human Resources, who watched as the exhibition was put in place, said:

“Our partnership with Boys Model is on-going and involves collaborative work relating to  mentoring, employability skills, career information and training. So, we were very happy to be able to showcase the artistic talents of the Boys Model students to our airport audience during the busy summer months.” 

Carole Bodels, Head of Art at  Belfast Boys’ Model School was helped to erect the paintings by art technician, Georgia McBride.

Carole  commented: “When Belfast International Airport suggested the artwork display, we were delighted to take the opportunity to bring the work of our pupils to a wider audience and the pupils themselves were excited by having their artwork on display for all to see.”

Indeed, the first passerby to came over to view the exhibition was none other than ex-Northern Ireland goalkeeper, Pat Jennings and he was very happy to stop for a quick photograph with Carole.

Passengers and visitors to the airport can see the exhibition which will remain in place for the rest of the summer.

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