IADT/Pallas Projects Mentorship Award Announcement

IADT and Pallas Projects are delighted to announce recent IADT graduate Steffi Kelly as the winner of this year’s IADT/Pallas Projects Mentorship Award. The Mentorship Award recognises skills in exhibition administration, communications, organisation, project management and teamwork. It is awarded each year to the IADT BA (Hons) Art student who has made the most significant contribution to the coordination and organisation of IADT’s 'In the making' exhibition series at Pallas Projects.

Steffi will be the recipient of a stipend and three mentoring sessions with a curator from Pallas Projects, to be completed during the six months following her Graduation.


Steffi Kelly is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher from Waterford City. She has just completed her BA in Art at IADT and is a studio artist at Pallas Projects & Studios. In 2015, she co-founded The Rogue Gallery & Studios, an artist-led gallery and studio space in the heart of Waterford, before curating Selfhood, a large open-call group exhibition at the gallery in 2016. Recent exhibitions include Juncture: a place where things join at Pallas Projects and a group exhibition in the Herbert Wing of St. Vincent’s University Hospital, in collaboration with the Department of Psychology, IADT. Steffi is concerned with themes of relationality and perception, working primarily in experimental printmaking and mixed media.

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