Paisley Museum

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The annual children’s art exhibition Inspired opens at Paisley Museum this week, showcasing the very best creative talent from Renfrewshire schools. The exhibition is free, and will run from Saturday 21 February to Friday 17 April.

Paisley Museum

The aim of the exhibition is to showcase the work developed in art and design in all education establishments and to profile how children’s skills progress from the early works of 3 and 4 year olds through to the sophisticated and talented pieces which form a Fifth or Sixth Year pupil’s folio for national qualifications. Inspired is intended to be exactly that – a reflection of the personal perspective of the young artist and the things which inspire them.

The exhibition continues to gain in importance with the ongoing development in Scotland of A Curriculum for Excellence. The arts are now recognised as key to children and young people’s growing self confidence, self awareness and self esteem and ultimately in meeting their potential as successful learners, confident individuals and effective contributors.

This year’s exhibition also incorporates two unique elements:

Ten Pieces: Ten Pieces is an exciting new initiative for Primary Schools led by BBC Learning and the BBC Performing Groups, focusing on classical music and creativity.

This project aims to open up the world of classical music to children and inspire them to develop their own creative responses to the pieces through a variety of art forms, namely; art, music, dance and creative writing.

Pupils from Todholm Primary School, Wallace Primary School and Glencoats Primary School selected paintings from Paisley Museum’s collections which reminded them of the Ten Pieces of music. They were then inspired to create exciting pieces of flash fiction which are displayed alongside the paintings.

National Galleries Winners Exhibition:

An exhibition of the 2014 winners of the Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools, as organised by the National Galleries of Scotland. This exhibition features work from pupils across Scotland; Schools from all 32 council areas of Scotland participated in the competition, with 16 areas represented by the eventual winners.

And thanks to the National Galleries of Scotland, Renfrewshire schools who submit to this years’ Inspired exhibition will automatically have the chance to have their work considered for the Tesco Bank Art Competition for 2015.

Councillor Jim Harte, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Sport, Leisure and Cultural Policy Board states:

“‘It is wonderful to discover the breadth of artistic talent we have in our schools in Renfrewshire and to see how that talent develops from early years to older children. I am delighted that the Inspired exhibition acts as a showcase for children to present their work and hope this encourages others to participate in our annual children’s art exhibition.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]