Hannah has eye on the prize for her art

It is the last chance to view an impressive exhibition of artwork by local pupils, displayed at the Watchtower Gallery in Berwick.

Thursday, 7th June 2018, 9:15 am
Lady Joicey and Kate Stephenson with an exhibition by local school pupils at the Watchtower Gallery.

As part of the bicentenary year celebrating the life and legacy of Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, the Lady Waterford Trust invited local high schools to enter an art competition, themed Portraits and Landscapes.

The resulting submissions, from Eyemouth and Berwickshire High Schools, Longridge Towers School and the Duchess’s Community High School, Alnwick, along with the Hugh Joicey First School in Ford were all very different and all of an excellent standard.

The judges – local artists Andrew Scott Robertson and Sarah Bray, and Kate Stephenson, owner of the Watchtower Gallery – enjoyed looking through all the work and found it quite a task to finally pick out the overall winner.

They eventually picked Hannah MacDonald from Eyemouth School.

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The following entries were also considered worthy of a special mention: Kayla Craig (Eyemouth), Maddy McLauchlan (Eyemouth), Macy Lunn (Berwickshire), Alistair Nuttall (Ford), Mary Waugh (Ford), El-T’Chei Olah (Ford), Hannah Dawson (Duchess’, Alnwick), Nathanael Tyler (Longridge Towers).

Each will receive a prize presented by Lady Joicey, chairman of the Lady Waterford Hall Trustees, and every pupil who entered the competition will receive a certificate for their personal portfolios.

The exhibition can still be viewed today and tomorrow between noon and 4pm.

Lady Joicey said: “I would like, on behalf of the Lady Waterford Hall Trustees, to thank everyone who took part in our bicentenary art competition – the artists, the teachers, the judges, those who helped to spread the word about it, the owner of The Watchtower Gallery, Scott Robertson who took a lot of trouble to hang the work, and I am sure several others who I should mention.”