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We are delighted to announce the winners of our September City Art Stars competition for schools. Weekly, interactive art sessions were delivered via Microsoft Teams to pupils from Niddrie Mill Primary School, Pirniehall Primary School and Forthview Primary School. City Art Stars sessions are inspired by paintings from the City Art Centre, as well as our Edinburgh museum collections such as the Museum of Childhood. They encourage children to discuss artworks and objects and to get creative.

Pupils made fantastic fish artworks inspired by our exhibition ‘Islander: the Paintings of Donald Smith’, created ink drawings of Edinburgh landmarks inspired by the artist Kate Downie and cut out symmetrical leaf designs taking influence from Nicola Murray’s cyanotype prints that are currently on display as part of our exhibition ‘Incoming: New Acquisitions at the City Art Centre’.

The winning artworks for September were voted for by City Art Centre staff and members of the Culture & Communities Committee at the City of Edinburgh Council:

GOLD AWARD – David, Forthview Primary School, P5. Our judges thought that David’s use of perspective and attention to detail in his drawing of Lauriston Castle was fantastic!

GOLD AWARD – Maja, Forthview Primary School, P5. We were impressed by the intricate use of collage and variety of colours in this fantastic fish artwork by Maja!

SILVER AWARD – Megan, Niddrie Mill Primary School, P7. Well done Megan for this fabulous drawing of Greyfriars Bobby – we love his inquisitive stare.

SILVER AWARD – Sonny, Pirniehall Primary School, P4. Our judges were impressed by Sonny’s detailed use of pattern on his Scott Monument ink drawing.

SILVER AWARD – Nikodem, Clovenstone Primary School, P2. Nikodem’s Scott Monument drawing is excellent. He has paid great attention to the symmetry and detail of this monument.

BRONZE AWARD – Leonardo, Niddrie Mill Primary School, P5. Our judges love the way that Leonardo has applied colour, texture and pattern to his artwork whilst paying careful attention to the shape of the shark.

BRONZE AWARD – Susi, Pirniehall Primary School, P7. Susi’s observational drawing of the Scott Monument really impressed us. It is technically brilliant!

All of our winners will receive certificates and an art materials prize.

David's artwork of Lauriston Castle
Maja's artwork of a fish
Megan's artwork of Greyfriars Bobby
Sonny's artwork of the Scott Monument
Nikodem's artwork of the Scott Monument
Leonardo's artwork of a shark
Susi's artwork of the Scott Monument


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