Don’t miss the annual schools’ art exhibition

Friday May 19th 2017

Midlothian Secondary Schools Art Exhibition

Beautifully drawn woodlands in chalk, a newsprint collage and even a cheery lion in a striped jumper will all be on show at this year’s Midlothian Secondary Schools’ Art Exhibition.

Always a highlight of the Midlothian Council calendar, the exhibition is on at the Dalkeith Library and Arts Centre from Wednesday 24 May.

The event is free and features some of the best examples of art in the county.

Among those exhibiting this year are pupil Haylie McKenzie, S2 of Penicuik High, S1 pupil Erin Westaby and S5 pupil Emma Hamilton of Newbattle High School.

The Schools’ Art Exhibition is organised annually by the council’s arts development officer Cheryl Aird and is now into its 18th year. The art chosen alternates yearly between primary and secondary schools, however the exhibition always includes work from pupils who attend Saltersgate SEN school.

Cheryl says: “The event has been running for years now but I never fail to be stunned by the breadth of our pupils’ talent, and the hard work and expertise of the art teachers in Midlothian Schools. I’d urge everyone to come along, it really doesn’t matter whether you know anyone exhibiting or not. I think you’ll certainly see early work of some professional artists of the future here.”

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