Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE) has been very fortunate to have been gifted a number works from famous Irish Animator Jimmy Murakami including The Snowman, A Christmas Carol and The Egg. Among the works donated are notebooks and drawings which have been mounted as a permanent exhibition at Coláiste Dhúlaigh.
Recently Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton TD joined with Jimmy’s widow Ethna to formally launch the exhibition and to open KeyFrame 5, Coláiste Dhúlaigh’s annual animation seminar. At the event Ethna Murakami presented the Jimmy Murakami bursary to Alexandra McDonagh, a current student in the B.A. (Hons) Animation.
Speaking at the event animator Steve Woods said “Jimmy would be delighted to have his work surrounded by enthusiastic students, Jimmy would be proud to have his work displayed on the northside of Dublin in Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education”.
Keyframe now in its fifth year, is an animation seminar where industry and education collaborate. Key industry practitioners present workshops and lectures to showcase current industry practices and experience. This year the studios presenting at this 3 day workshop running from 5-7th February included Brown Bag, Boulder Media, Jam Media, Gingerbread Animation and Irish Comics. Keyframe is run in partnership with Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education and Dublin City Public Libraries, Coolock branch.