Dollar Pupil Prizewinning Work on Display at the RSA
A Dollar Academy pupil studying Art and Design has won first prize in the highly prestigious Royal Scottish Academy Schools’ Art Award, with FIII pupil Heather Downie picking up first prize in the Intermediate age group category. The outstanding work of Imogen Macleod (FII) and Lindsay Duff (FV) was also highly commended.
The RSA is a national competition, open to school pupils of all ages in Scotland. It attracts thousands of entries each year, and this is the third year in succession that Dollar Academy has had success at this event. Two years ago Robbie Beautyman won the Junior prize and last year Alice Cheape won the Senior prize.
Mr Gus Maclean, Head of Art and Design at Dollar Academy, commented: “We’re very fortunate to have such passion for art amongst so many of our pupils here at Dollar. They have done extremely well at the RSA this year; this is a phenomenal achievement for the school and we are delighted with their success.”
Heather attended a prize giving ceremony in March to pick up her prize of £500, which will be divided between the winner and Dollar’s Art and Design Department. Her winning entry is currently on display at the RSA in Edinburgh.