Pupils interpret William Scott paintings for innovative project

18 October 2012

To mark the centenary of William Scott’s birth, Fermanagh County Museum has organised an exciting and innovative schools project which will culminate in an exhibition of the Museum’s collection of paintings by Scott.

Alongside the exhibition, there will be creative responses by budding artists of the future from primary and secondary schools in Fermanagh.

Mullymesker Primary School pupils visited the museum as one of the eight local schools taking part in the project.

Genevieve Murphy, local artist and facilitator, commented: “In preparation for the exhibition in 2013, the children study their chosen painting exploring theme, structure, style and techniques of the artist, and then create their own work of art. Some of the responses from the children have been both inspiring and intriguing.

“The primary six children from Mullymesker Primary School worked on the piece ‘Still Life With Pears’. Some of the children saw the pears as violin cases sitting in front of a brick wall! It is quite an abstract piece. The work that they produced themselves was amazing, using a limited palette of black, white and grey and exploring a range of techniques they recreated their own creative version of the piece”.

Speaking about the forthcoming exhibition and current schools project, Sarah McHugh, Manager of Fermanagh County Museum Service said: “Full Circle is an appropriate name for this project and exhibition. Today, William Scott’s paintings encourage students to create their own vision. The exhibition in February 2013 will be a feast of creativity and imagination.”

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