MES Virtual Art & Design Exhibition – Class of 2023

Posted on 19th Jun 2023 in

Another year, and another incredible portfolio of art and design work from our students at The Mary Erskine School. We are delighted to share with you the Annual Virtual Art & Design Exhibition which returns to our screens this month, showcasing the creative talents of our budding artists and designers from the class of 2023. 

Whilst the Virtual Art & Design Exhibition was developed out of necessity during lockdown, it has now been permanently adopted by Fiona MacGregor, Head of Art & Design, at MES. The exhibition gives pupils their very own virtual showcase, allowing them to share their art and design work, and celebrate their achievements with friends and family, worldwide.  

This year, the exhibition features work from across the Senior School, with the Advanced Higher Expressive Portfolios at the heart of the showcase. The pupils developed their own concepts using themes such as Circus, Decomposition, Identity, Architectural Structures, Transportation and Nature Abhors a Vacuum, creating outstanding works of art.  

The exhibition also includes S5 pupils’ Expressive and Design portfolios for their Higher Art and Design units. Themes explored in their work include Fears & Phobias, Childhood Memories, Indian Street Culture and Bereavement.  

Our National 5 Art & Design course is now into its second year and the exhibition features some wonderful expressive and design work by our talented S4s.  

Artwork on display from S3s takes inspiration from themes such as Cubism and The Sea, with pupils exploring self-portraiture for the inaugural Merchant Company Prize for Portraiture Competition, which will be judged in September. 

The exhibition also includes a curated selection of artwork from our S1 and S2 pupils who have particularly stood out, demonstrating their creative and technical skills, commitment, and progress.  

Mrs MacGregor and the whole Art & Design Department warmly invite you to enjoy this year's exhibition. Please follow  this link to take a look around the exhibition. Please note that the virtual space is best experienced on a desktop computer or tablet.  

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