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St Margaret's girls excel in Aberdeen Schools Art Competition

Four senior St Margaret’s pupils past and present, have been recognised for their artwork in the 2019 Schools Art competition organised by the David and June Gordon Memorial Trust.

Schools from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire were invited to enter their work and six schools across the region took part in the annual competition.

Anna Dewhirst from VI Senior last year at St Margaret’s, was awarded the overall joint winner in the S4-6 category for her artwork from her ‘Lady of Japan series’. The judges commented that they were “most impressed with this striking and original work which showed a great understanding of colour, drama and design”. Anna is now in her first year studying fashion at the world-renowned Central St Martin's College in London, recently securing a place on the degree course.

Lily Gray from VI Senior, was Highly Commended for her artwork ‘Old Cutlery’ along with Caitriona Hastings from VIS for her entry ‘A Walk in the Woods’. Justine Arndt from VS was commended for her ‘Tropical Series’ work.

The David Gordon Memorial Trust was set up in 1975 in memory of David Gordon, 4th Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair, to continue David’s lifelong interest, shared by his wife June, in supporting music, the arts, youth groups and community centres and in continuing ecumenical services in the chapel of Haddo House.

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