Art Achievements Recognised by National Galleries

Art Achievements Recognised by National Galleries

Published on 17 June 2011

Watson's National Gallery Art Competition for Schools 2011 winnersWatson’s was well represented at the award ceremony for the National Galleries of Scotland Art Competition for Schools, which was held at the Royal Scottish Academy yesterday.

In Category D (S1–S2) three of our S3 pupils did exceptionally well.

Sophie Ward came first in the Category D with her piece Move Your Body, a mixed media piece using monoprint, collage, soft pastel and paint. Sophie's prize is a tour of the gallery and day workshop for her class.

Jonathan Stark and Joshua Fried were both awarded a Special Merit placing them in the top ten winners overall, chosen from 5,500 entries! A wonderful achievement!

Jonathan created a mixed media artwork using collage and ink. inspired by last year’s GWC artist in residence, Charlie Anderson.

Joshua piece was also based on the theme Move Your Body and his quick sketch, used charcoal on sugar paper. His inspiration was dancers who visited his class.

Meanwhile our Junior School artists’ talents were also recognised with Jamie Boyd (P7) gaining a Special Merit in Category C with his painted ceramic shoe with metal additions, Super Shoes Faster, Higher, Further.

Kyle McGeechan (P3) won second prize, out of 1,200 entries in the P1–P3 age group, winning a day’s workshop at the gallery for his class. Cara Constable (P1) also won a Special Merit prize.

George Watson’s College artistic talent is on show to all with the opening of our annual art exhibition this evening. This exhibition, in our Art School, will be open to the public from Monday 20 June to Friday 24 June, from 3pm – 5pm daily.

If you are unable to come to see our pupils' artistic work it can be viewed on our website.