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Talented Laois artist exhibits in Tokyo

The caption above the picture tells the story. Written in Japanese, it shows talented Laois artist Lucy Deegan pictured at an exhibition which took place in Tokyo recently where her prizewinning Texaco Children’s Art Competition featured.

Her portrait of her brother Tom (on right) was included amongst a selection of Texaco winning artworks featured in the 18th annual International High School Arts Festival hosted by Japan’s International Foundation for Arts and Culture.

Very much the leading artist of her generation, 17-years old Lucy, from Luggacurren was one of a small number of young artists recently invited by the Ombudsman for Children office to produce a work in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Ireland’s ratification of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child.

She is a pupil at Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach and midfielder with the Laois county ladies minor football team

Next week her work will feature in an exhibition entitled ‘Time and Space’ – A Celebration of Texaco Children’s Art Success in Laois’ taking place at the Laois Arthouse Gallery, Stradbally.

Lucy’s mother Fionnuala is herself an animation artist whose work features in Hollywood blockbusters ‘An American Tail’ and ‘All Dogs Go To Heaven’.

Other Laois winners in the recent Texaco Children’s Art competition were Ciarán Leonard (13), from St. Mary’s CBS, Portlaoise, who won second prize in the 12-13 years age category of the Competition and Asma Zulfiqas (14), from Scoil Chríost Rí, Portlaoise and Abdul Ahad Zulfiqar (6), from Holy Family Junior School, Portlaoise, both of whom received a Special Merit Award.

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