Budding young artists from Cramond Primary School have their work on display at a local exhibition following their success in a recent art competition.
Over 400 pupils of all ages took part in the competition, run by Edinburgh’s newest care home Cramond Residence, which challenged them to design a poster to show what makes the village of Cramond a special place to live.
Now, a successful shortlist of 48 colourful paintings, drawings and mixed media pieces are on display at the exclusive free exhibition at Cramond Kirk Halls, which is open to the local community for viewing from until Monday 18 June.
The competition was split into four categories – primary 1, primary 2-3, primary 4-5 and primary 6-7. The winner will be announced during the exhibition, with runners-up also being declared for each category. The winning artwork will take pride of place in Cramond Residence when it opens in summer.
The difficult task of judging the entries was taken on by a team of well-known locals from around Cramond, made up of Jennifer Thomson, a professional artist from The Blue Easel Gallery, Reverend Russell Barr, minister of Cramond Kirk, Dr Patricia Donald, from Cramond Medical Practice and David Fairweather, editor of Cramond Grapevine.
Eileen Gray, General Manager of Cramond Residence, said:
“We were incredibly impressed by the calibre of artwork that the pupils entered into the competition and it’s wonderful to see just how many talented young artists we have in our local area. The judges had a very difficult job narrowing all the posters down into a shortlist for the exhibition so we’d like to say a huge thank you to them for taking on such a challenging task. It’s fantastic to see all the beautiful pieces now on display and we are very excited for the winner’s announcement to find out which picture will be framed and hung in our care home. We know it will be loved and admired there for years to come.”
Helen Donaldson, Headteacher at Cramond Primary School, said:
“This was a fantastic initiative by Cramond Residence and we were very excited to be involved. All of our pupils had lots of fun getting creative and using everything from crayons to sand to design their posters. It was great to see how much effort they put in and all the artwork really depicts just how beautiful a place Cramond is to live. We are now eagerly awaiting the announcement of the winners and wish the very best of luck to all our pupils who took part.”