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Six students from South East Technological University (SETU) have been chosen to display their artwork at La Rochelle University, France as part of the EU-CONEXUS Visual Arts Open Call. 

The initiative, which launched in December 2023, was open to students across all artistic disciplines from participating EU-CONEXUS universities. Students who took part were tasked with addressing the common EU-CONEXUS theme of smart urban coastal sustainability through whatever creative medium they wished.  

The initiative's primary aim is to nurture a sense of belonging and identity within EU-CONEXUS by celebrating rich diversity through intercultural artistic expressions, collaborative art, and cultural projects. 

The following six SETU students were selected to exhibit their work in La Rochelle until Friday, 31 May 2024. 

Visual Arts 

  • A Beautiful Destruction and The Shore by Carmel Ann Daly 
  • Unity of Opposites / Beneath the Surface by Anna Bekmansurova  


  • Cliodhna (Celtic Goddess of the Sea) by Patricia Cavanagh 
  • Abhainn Adhmaid (Wooden River) by Niamh Bambrick 
  • Mutualistic Relationships by Janine Kelly


  • The Decline of Herring Fishing in Dunmore East by Cillian Lynch and Baptiste Sacchi (LRUniv) 

"The diverse range of works on display demonstrates the talent and creativity of SETU students.”

Dr Susan Flynn Head of Department of Arts at SETU in Waterford

Commenting on the exhibition, Dr Susan Flynn, Head of Department of Arts at SETU in Waterford said, “We are thrilled by the enthusiastic response of SETU students to this open call. EU-CONEXUS offers numerous opportunities for students, and having their artwork displayed in front of a European audience is a fantastic opportunity. The diverse range of works on display demonstrates the talent and creativity of SETU students.” 

Further information on community engagement through the arts and culture sector of EU-CONEXUS website.  


EU-CONEXUS is a fully-fledged transnational European University offering joint education, training and study programmes, joint research, and professional development opportunities for all its staff, researchers, and students. EU-CONEXUS is themed on Smart Urban Coastal Sustainability, focusing education, research & innovation, and knowledge-sharing activities on defining, understanding, and addressing societal challenges experienced by communities from urban and semi-urbanised coastal regions (rivers, seas, and oceans).