October 18, 2021
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Going global: Talented young Waterford artist (15) on show in Tokyo

Work by a talented young Waterford artist is to go on display in Japan.

The prize-winning artwork by Nadia Stefaniak (15) (pictured below) from Abbey Community College, Ferrybank, will be one of four Irish paintings to go on exhibition at the 21st International High School Arts Festival in Tokyo from August 5.

The work, entitled Colour Blast, is an acrylic study which was a winning entry in last year’s Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

The International High School Arts Festival is one of the most prestigious exhibitions in Tokyo. Described as ‘a showcase for the world’s best young artistic talent’, it will feature some 400 artworks by students representing nations across the world.

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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