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Westport CFE Students re-create Frida and Diego!

Bringing colour and turning heads on Westport’s streets recently was a photographic art performance by Art Student Holly Bruinette, capably assisted by the renowned Padraigh Morgan.  This project was a collaboration between the students of the Art, Hairdressing, Make–Up Artistry, Photography and Film Departments in Westport College of Further Education.

The aim of this flamboyant display was to re-create some of the photographs taken of iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, famous for her dress sense, her unibrow and her self-portraits, and her husband Diego Rivera, famous for his murals depicting the working class on many landmark buildings around the world.

Both artists were pro-active in helping the Mexican revolutionaries during the early part of the last century.  The couple were well photographed and a few well chosen poses were re-enacted and given a Westport twist with the help of the proprietors of Leaping Lizard, Harvest Breeze, The Gallery and Ring’s Bistro.  The re-enacting of the iconic photographs can be seen in the College Exhibition in the Customs House Studios and Gallery in June.

Westport CFE
Bringing colour and turning heads on Westport's streets recently was a photographic art performance by Art Student Holly Bruinette, capably assisted by the renowned Padraigh Morgan.  This project ...