Talented trio win top art award

By Jennifer McMurchy S4.

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Three talented artists from Campbeltown Grammar School have earned national acclaim at the Royal Scottish Academy Schools Art Award 2021.

By Catriona Newman S4.

Work produced by Jennifer McMurchy, Catriona Newman, both S4 and S6 pupil Ellie McNair won Highly Commended awards in this year’s competition.

By Ellie McNair S6.

The art award has been running since 1986 and is considered by teachers to be one of the most prestigious awards made to pupils.

The award has no theme with the emphasis on skills of technique, observation and interpretation.

In particular, the judges awarded prizes for work which displayed creativity and originality.

Peter Lewis, teacher of art and design at Campbeltown Grammar School, said: ‘There were more than 700 works entered this year so this is a great achievement for the girls.

‘Lockdown has been tough on everyone and they have kept up their work despite that so they should be really pleased with this achievement.’

Due to the uncertainty with the Covid 19 pandemic, this year’s Art Award will be exclusively online.

The online exhibition of the prize winners’ works, which will include Highly Commended works, will be available on the website www.royalscottishacademy.org   from April 23 .