Cather­ine is just great when it comes to art

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An Air­drie school­girl struck gold as she wowed judges at a top artis­tic con­test.

Quick-on-the-draw Cather­ine MacKen­zie was in im­pres­sive form at the an­nual schools art com­pe­ti­tion held at Glas­gow’s Kelv­in­grove Art Gallery and Mu­seum.

The fourth-year pupil at Hamil­ton Col­lege took home a gold medal for her pic­ture of a statue of a man and child.

The com­pe­ti­tion, which is for chil­dren aged three-to-18 and was first es­tab­lished in 1904,“re­quires a draw­ing to be done in-situ, within one of Glas­gow’s mu­se­ums”.

Cather­ine’s art teacher at the Hamil­ton school, Alan Wil­son, said:“The art depart­ment en­tered the an­nual schools art com­pe­ti­tion at the Kelv­in­grove and we were pleased to con­tinue our role of gain­ing gold medals.

“Cather­ine, who was then in third-year, re­ceived an in­ter­me­di­ary gold for her imag­i­na­tive ren­der­ing of a statue of a man and a child, choos­ing an un­con­ven­tional an­gle for her pic­ture.

“She cap­tured it from the back and caught the spirit of the sculp­ture’s fig­ures as well as ac­cu­rately record­ing the shapes and pro­por­tions.”

Cather­ine’s gold stan­dard pic­ture is now proudly on dis­play in Kelv­in­grove.

Golden girl Cather­ine’s pic­ture takes pride of place in Glas­gow’s Kelv­in­grove

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