NCAD Student Wins International Award in Visual Arts

Brendan Fox, (Fine Art, Media, NCAD) who was shortlisted by The Undergraduate Awards last week in the Visual Arts category, has gone on to win in his field for his piece “Crossed Lines”

Brendan will receive his medal at the UA Global Summit, taking place across Dublin from November 13th-15th. [] Not only is Brendan recognized as the best undergraduate student of Visual Arts in Ireland, but he also won the overall international award, making him the leader in his field globally. The three-day event will see the top students in 22 disciplines, from all over the world, gather in the city for a celebration of the most innovative and convincing arguments coming out of undergraduate research globally., as well as displaying the top pieces of creativity produced at undergraduate level.

Brendan’s essay was one of almost 4000 pieces of coursework submitted to The Undergraduate Awards this year, from 182 third-level institutions internationally. As a winner of the overall international category, his piece will now be featured in the annual Undergraduate Awards Journal. It will also be exhibited at the annual UA Visual Exhibition in March 2014.

The Undergraduate Awards is the only international pan-discipline academic awards programme in the world, in operation across the island of Ireland since 2009 and operating globally since 2011. It aims to recognize the best students in the world and to connect them to one another so as to encourage inter-disciplinary co-operation that also transcends borders.

The full list of winners can be found here. ( The winners in each category were selected by a judging panel, made up of academics and industry experts from each field, and from across the globe.