ST ENOCH CONTEST KIDS GET TO THE ART OF GLASGOW
In the competition, organised by the St Enoch’s Centre, budding artists from Glasgow schools were asked to paint what they felt represented the city
The artwork reflecting students’ impressions were showcased in the centre as part of the competition to celebrate Glasgow life and the public was encouraged to vote for the winner.
A judging panel, chaired by St Enoch’s general manager Susan Nicol, Andy Scott, one of Scotland’s leading sculptors, Glasgow councillor Euan McLeod, and Iain Lundy, senior reporter from the Evening Times, took into account the public vote and selected Hillhead High pupil Magdileena Rodrick as the winner.
The 15-year-old won £500 of St Enoch gift vouchers and a £1000 cash prize for her school for her interpretation of the Kelvingrove Art Galley And Museum.
Fellow Hillhead pupil Helen Murray, 15, took second place and received £300 of St Enoch gift vouchers.
Willie Wight, the school’s head teacher, said: “I am very proud of the achievements of these two girls and for all of those who got involved.
“What they have achieved, for themselves and the school, is fantastic.
“I don’t know yet what the school will spend the money on, but it will be used for the benefits of all the youngsters.
“The girls are just so happy to have their work recognised.”
Kirsty Donnelly, from Govan High, achieved third place, winning £200 of vouchers.
Ms Nicol said: “We hope this competition will encourage these budding young artists to keep drawing and painting because they are all extremely talented.
“The entries were of such a high standard we felt it was only right to award two further prizes for being Highly Recommended by the judges. These pupils will win £50 of St Enoch gift vouchers.
“All the schools and students who entered the competition must be thanked for spending so much time and effort in creating the entries and for making it such a great competition.
“We also want to thank the judges and St Enoch shoppers for voting.
“We hope our top five young artists will enjoy spending their vouchers and I am sure they will soon be taking home a few early Christmas presents.”
The Highly Recommended awards were given to Emma Purdie and Natalia Burak, both of Wallacewell Primary, Robroyston.
Mr Scott said: “I was very impressed at the quality of artistic ability on display and it was great to see so many young people with such a strong sense of pride in their city. Making the final decision was not easy and I would like to congratulate every entrant on the quality of their works.” THE pictures range from a stylised portrait to a striking depiction of Kelvingrove, and they were just two of more than 150 pictures created to reveal young people’s vision of Glasgow.