A Treasure Trove of Treats

Harr!  It’s been a few months since I posted to you last about our piratey explorations with the Good Ship MUSA.  I can tell ye that we’ve been having a grand time converting landlubbers into seadogs!

Over the last few months meself, Bosun Naomi and First Mate Jean have welcomed over 700 children from Fife to MUSA, where we had a great time finding some amazing treasures and discovering what the people who started the University of St Andrews thought was important.  We also created some fantastic treasures of our own to show other people what we consider to be important.  Some of us learned how to do embossing, others learnt how to make shiny collages and others tried their hand at making sculptures out of everyday objects.

Thomas Benjamin's entry, which won first prize in Category C

Thomas Benjamin’s entry, which won first prize in Category C

We’ve also received over 400 entries to the competition!  400!  That’s a lot, I can tell ye.  I had borrow 40 friends so I could use their fingers to count them!  And I had to count them all; it took a good long while and lots of shipsbiscuits to keep me going too.  We’ve decided the winners and their entries are on display at the Gateway Galleries until 10th August.  Why not sail on down and take a peek?  If you can’t make it there you can also see them on the Young Artist Award website.  We’ll be giving out prizes next week and we’re looking forward to celebrating the talent all our young Hockneys and Hepworths have.

Some of the winners on display at the Gateway Galleries

Some of the winners on display at the Gateway Galleries

If you didn’t win anything, don’t worry!  Competition was stiff and the judges had a hard time choosing.  Try again next year and you never know…

If you won a prize or came to a workshop and would like to write a blog post, let me know!  We’d love to share your thoughts with the rest of the world.

That’s all for now.  See ye later!

Cap’n Matt

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