Red Or Dead

This week’s ‘Artwork of the Week’ comes from Megan G from Castlemilk. Megan had attended the Young Brits at Art workshop on Sunday 21st Feb at Kelvingrove Museum. Her artwork had to reflect or relate to ‘a world without prejudice’ as a theme to be entered into the Young Brits at Art competition. Megan decided to focus it on name calling and teasing. She created the image above within a three hour session, really only working on it for around an hour to an hour and a half.

Megan uses pencil scribbling to add tone and texture, black Sharpie pen to highlight detail and a toothbrush to spray a little light shading of blue for a hint of colour. She wanted her image to look monotone so that her fiery red hair would attract the eye. The hair was painted with daubs of acrylic so that it stood out.

I really like the image and the writing is funny, yet makes a good point about the issue. Her piece is called ‘See Me!’ which I think is very apt. A really strong but delicate image that completely reflects Megan’s personality. Well done Megan!

Caldervale Young Brits At Art Entries 2010

Below is a sneak peek at the work created during the Caldervale High School Young Brits at Art Workshop that I ran at the start of February. It allowed S5 & S6 pupils to record audio and create transitional paintings that were then made into little short films. The theme was a ‘world without prejudice’. I wish them the best of luck in the competition.

Abnormal Activity (‘The Pupil’ Wins Top Ten Place In The Paranormal Activity Competition)

I was notified this week that ‘The Pupil’ has won a top ten place in the Paranormal Activity Competition. The film club was notified and Think Jam (the company that ran the competition) were trying their best for the short to be featured on the Paranormal Activity DVD.

Unfortunately for all of those involved, the legal team who sort out the rights in the distribution of the DVD decided that it could not feature anyone under 18 years of age (even though the DVD will be rated 15). As this was the main part of the prize, I’m now wondering what will happen. I know that myself, the school, the club and their parents were excited to hear of the win, then totally gutted when it didn’t work out.

After building up the club’s hopes and flattening them again, I still must say that I’m really proud of them. To think, that a small little creation from a lunch time school club could beat so many other contenders on larger budgets and with more skill and life experience. Those involved: Richard G, Mark M, Robbie S, Lewis M and Crawford W should know that they have done amazingly well.

Free Young Brits At Art Workshop

If anyone would like to attend a free Young Brits at Art competition workshop in Kelvingrove Museum this Sunday, let me know. It’ll be on from 1-4pm and will held in the great education rooms in the Kelvingrove Basement.

You can also pre-book by phoning Michelle Berry on 0141 276 9599

Let me know if you’re interested as places are limited. I wouldn’t mind any ex-pupils coming along or if you are just interested in the blog.

In Summary:

Young Brits at Art Competition Workshop

Kelvingrove Museum


Sunday 21st Feb 2010


(For ages 11-18)