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Westmeath Artist Given Prestigious Next Generation Award

Avril Corroon is a visual artist from Mullingar.

A Westmeath artist has received the prestigious Next Generation award from the Arts Council of Ireland.

Avril Corroon, from Gaybrook, Mullingar, is a visual artist, who uses different materials to make statements about the precarity of life for young people nowadays.

She's one of 23 artists who have been awarded a 20,000 euro grant, to give greater access to training, mentors and creative spaces.

She says this will give her the room to take risks and develop her career:

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