Art and soul on display

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THE stunning work of a group of talented Balwearie High School art students wowed guests at a one-night only exhibition.

The 10 portfolio students, who are all going on to follow art-related studies, have spent the year building up their range of work, including life painting classes at Adam Smith College, to widen their talents, and the work on show on Monday night included a variety of media from oil paintings to pastels and textile work.

The portfolio pupils with Ms Taylor

The portfolio pupils with Ms Taylor

James More, rector at Balwearie, said he was “amazed” by the amount of talent on show, with four students being awarded places at the prestigious Glasgow School of Art, and others going on to follow careers in photography, textiles, teaching and architecture.

The exhibition featured work by Brogan McIntosh, Anna Morton, Lizzie Urquhart, Jade Burns, Kirsty McLachlan, Harry Graham, Ruth Shields, Ena Paul, Chloe Lamden and Hayley Duffin under the expert guidance of art teacher Shirley Taylor.

The exhibition, which was attended by many of the pupils’ family and friends, was complemented by a classical violin repertoire performed by some of the students.