The following article by Paul Ainsworth with the above photo were
published in the South Belfast News April 15, 2012.
“A SOUTH Belfast student has scooped a prestigious award for her
art coursework, which is on display at the Ulster Museum.
Former Aquinas pupil
Tinneny, who now studies at the
Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, has totaled an
impressive three awards for her A-Level work, and recently
received the “Most Promising” award from the Association of Art
and Design Education.
Róisín’s coursework was already declared the joint best
by exam board CCEA, while the Arts Society of Ulster offered her
an official Highly Commended certificate.
The work that landed her the latest plaudit was an exploration
of the demise of the human body, comprising of a painted and
sewn portrait of west Belfast priest, the late Fr Paddy
Titled ‘The Disappearing Portrait’, the work is on display in
the Ulster Museum as part of the CCEA’s True Colours exhibition,
showcasing the best A-Level work from across the North.
Speaking of her latest recognition,
said: “I’m delighted to receive such an accolade, it’s very
special and means a lot to me. I must also give credit to the
high quality of teaching in Aquinas’ Art Department, as they
encouraged my skills from Year 8.”
Aquinas Art teacher Patricia Cunningham added: “We’re all very
she’s a terrific student whose creativity, talent and dedication
are exceptional. Her concepts are sensitively developed into
original final pieces of first-class quality.”
Róisín working on the painting of Fr. Fr Paddy O’Donnell
presently on display at the Ulster Museum in Northern Ireland.
is recognized for receiving the
“Most Promising candidate at A2 level” by AADE at the opening of the
CCEA “true colours” exhibition on Thursday 12th January
Photo courtesy of
She was presented with the
award for “Joint Top Candidate” at A2 level art and design by highly
acclaimed artist, Colin Davidson (pictured above with
at the exhibition). She was awarded full
marks at both AS and A2 level art and design.
is the great-granddaughter of James Tinneny and Margaret
Kenna of Belturbet, Co. Cavan,
Ireland and the daughter of John and Eibhlin Tinneny of Belfast,