Girvan pupils to have art displayed in exhibition

Three pupils from Girvan Academy are set to have their winning artwork displayed in a National Galleries of Scotland exhibition very soon.

Robyn McGeorge, Becca Paterson and Tania McTaggart beat off stiff competition to be National Award Winners in the Group Category.

And their work will be on display from 31 March to 30 May at the Beanscene, Alloway Place, Ayr.

The exhibition is the first of it’s kind to come to South Ayrshire and features a range of art work picked from 11,222 entries.

Along with the girls at Girvan Academy, Anna Hunter from Kingcase Primary school in Prestwick received Special Merit in the P1, 2 and 3 category with her depiction of a fog.

The annual art competition for schools uses pieces of artwork from the national Galleries of Scotland collection as inspiration for creating original artwork and the exhibition has a fantastic mix of pieces.

Over 750 South Ayrshire school pupils entered the tenth year of the Tesco Bank National Galleries of Scotland annual art exhibition in 2013 and the artwork of all those who won a category, were placed or received a merit form was on display from June to October at the National Gallery in Edinburgh.

The exhibition is now on tour and will soon be in South Ayrshire.

Councillor Margaret Toner, Lifelong Learning Portfolio Holder for the Council said: “I am really looking forward to the exhibition and seeing the work of our very talented pupils. As part of the Curriculum for Excellence we ensure all our pupils are encouraged to take part in artistic and cultural activities.

“To be acknowledged in a national competition is superb and to have your artwork display at the National Galleries of Scotland is something that these young people will remember for the rest of their lives.

“Go along and have a look at the exhibition, enjoy the magic of visual art, the work is superb and clearly demonstrates what artistically talented young people we have in South Ayrshire and in