Pupils artistic talents shine in stunning new exhibition

Creative Residency 2020 opens at Summerlee

Creative Residency 2020

This year's pdf icon Creative Residency [7Mb] exhibition has opened at Summerlee Museum in Coatbridge; it showcases the outstanding work of talented pupils from across North Lanarkshire.

The residency is a unique initiative for S4 pupils with a passion for 3D-design, creative writing, drawing and painting, music, printmaking, digital photography and drama.

After attending a series of taster sessions, pupils apply for the opportunity to participate in a week-long arts-residency at Kilbowie Outdoor Centre, near Oban.

Cllr Frank McNally, Convener of Education and Families said: "It's a really inspiring exhibition and I'd encourage everyone to go along and see for themselves the incredible quality of our pupils' work. This year, thirty-four pupils took part in the course, which allows them to develop their creative skills more freely as well as being able to express themselves through what they love.

"The Creative Residency is great experience for pupils as it becomes a foundation for further development in their education and future careers."

Derek Brown, Executive Director, Education and Families said: "Through the residency, they have the opportunity to be inspired, explore new ways of expressing themselves and to grow their creative skills in a supportive but still challenging atmosphere."

Eve Hislop, a pupil at Taylor High School said: "The Creative Residency was an eye-opening experience. I came full of nerves and unaware of what was expected, but I walked away with developed skills and a piece to call my own. All along a journey with friends I've made for life."

The exhibition runs at Summerlee Museum of Industrial Life, Coatbridge until Sunday 23 February.

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