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Flora W Wins Senior Prize at RSA Schools Art Awards

Congratulations to Upper Sixth pupil Flora W, who recently won the Senior Prize at the Royal Scottish Academy Schools Art Award 2019.

This is Scotland’s top school art prize and it’s a fantastic accolade to win. The Senior category is the most prestigious award. Flora’s painting is now on display at the RSA for the schools exhibition which runs until April 3rd.

On winning the award Flora said to the RSA:

“Developing a range of skills allows me to visually record my ideas, thoughts and feelings towards the world around me. Exploring different media and processes presents a range of challenges and I enjoy the process of reviewing and refining my research. For this painting I was interested in showing how a city can be both an exciting and at times an intimidating space. Using a mixture of brushes and palette knives I have attempted to capture the feeling of a claustrophobic, densely populated space whilst my choice of muted colours shows how we can be anonymous within such environments. Winning this prize and having my work displayed alongside such talented young artists in this renowned institution is wonderful. I am taking a different direction for university study, but this award has been a great end to my school art experience.”

On Flora’s achievement, Mr Glancy, Head of Art said:

“The department are thrilled at Flora’s fantastic achievement. Winning such a prestigious national award speaks volumes for the artistic journey Flora has been on in her time at Strathallan. Flora’s work is now being exhibited alongside the best young artists in the country and we are very proud to have one our students receiving the top accolade of Senior prize winner.”

Also well done to Mina B who is one of our Art scholars on being highly commended for one of her paintings, coming in the top twenty. That’s a great achievement as Mina was runner up last year in the Intermediate category whilst still in Fifth form.