On Tuesday 15th of November Charleston Academy held its annual S1 Art Exhibition in the school’s assembly hall, where senior students also exhibited a small collection of their Photography work. As well as giving the exhibited artwork well-deserved recognition there was also a variety of stalls run by pupils and other members of our community.
Mr David Hay’s string group and Mr Ross Fairfield’s piano pleasantly accompanied the evening with soft music played throughout alongside saxophone performance from Jemimah Morris.
As well as an overall winner, prizes were also given for most creative, best use of colour, best use of pattern and best composition. The artwork was judged on the Monday morning before the event by Rector Mr O’Neill, Art Portfolio Students Beth Fraser (6T) & Jodie Keiro-Kirk (6L) and friend of the school Highland Hubs Art Manager, Stacey Toner.
Cara Gourlay (1S1) was awarded as the overall winner; Arran Kennedy (1S2) was presented best composition. Best use of colour was given to Neive Rodden (1K), best use of pattern was awarded to Paul Stuart (1S1) and Joshua Williamson (1K) was awarded with the most creative.
A special thank you to Mrs Kate Morris and other members of the Parent Council for supporting this event every year with such enthusiasm. A total of £220 was raised for Parent Council funds. Further special thanks goes to all the local businesses for their generous donation of prizes: Tesco Inshes, Harry Gow, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, ScotMid, Landmark, SoCoCo, and Rajah Indian Restaurant.
This event continues to inspire me; the truly outstanding work produced this year’s S1 cohort was a joy for the Art Teachers to showcase. We are extremely proud of our S1 and senior students who continue to achieve in Art daily.
Mr Derek Sim, Acting Principal Teacher Art and Design