Pupils Artwork on Show at the National Gallery
Dollar Academy's acclaimed Art and Design department has again been recognised nationally, with five pupils winning prizes in the National Galleries Schools Art competition.
The competition, which was open to budding young artists from all nursery, primary and secondary schools in Scotland, had a total of 6,200 entries this year all inspired by a selection of works from the National Galleries of Scotland, and by the themes of Family; Heroes and Heroines; Accessorise!; Powerful Patterns and Crazy Costumes; and How Does Your Garden Grow?.
There were 53 winning artworks selected, five of which were produced by pupils at Dollar Academy. Hamish Durkie, Victoria Walls, Reece Crawford, Emily Greenslade and Emma Rattray were all placed as prize winners in their respective age groups.
Commenting on the wins, Mr Gus Maclean, Head of Art and Design at Dollar Academy, said: "This has been a bumper year for prizes at Dollar. We are particularly delighted that the recognition our pupils have received - they are all very passionate about the subject and are quite genuinely creative."
The winning pieces of work are currently on show at the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh until the 21st October. As a prize, Dollar's Art and Design department receive two workshops delivered by the National Galleries.