Published: 18/03/2017 08:00 - Updated: 13/03/2017 07:17

Alness kids get to art of the matter as competition deadline looms

Pupils at Obsdale Primary were only too happy to get into character as pirates and mermaid to help promote the Tesco are contest
Pupils at Obsdale Primary were only too happy to get into character as pirates and mermaid to help promote the Tesco are contest

PUPILS at an Easter Ross primary were on the crest of a wave as they helped put a major art competition in the frame.

With two months until its closing date, the Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools took to the high seas with Obsdale Primary as a group of swashbuckling young artists – and one fin-tastic mermaid – got into character to provide inspiration for all those entering artwork under the ‘Mermaids and Pirates’ theme.

That’s the category for P4-7 children taking part in the competition, which will close on Friday, May 5.

The competition, which is run by the National Galleries of Scotland and supported by Tesco Bank, attracts thousands of entries from children in every area in Scotland each year, with entrants using some of the amazing works in the National Galleries’ collection to kick-start their own ideas.

Every year the top three artists in the competition’s six categories have their winning entries displayed at the Scottish National Gallery. The range of prizes span from art materials to special art workshops for the winners’ schools.

The competition is open to every school in Scotland, for pupils from nursery age to.

Linda McClelland, Playfair education co-ordinator at the National Galleries of Scotland, said: "We are delighted to bring this fantastic exhibition up north to Inverness and to show it in such a busy, lively venue as Eden Court Theatre. Hopefully lots of Highland schools will be encouraged to enter this year’s competition inspired by what they have seen."

For full details of the competition https://www.nationalgalleries.org/education/tesco-bank-art-competition-for-schools/

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