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P6 Gallery Visit

As part of the Artists in Residence program leading up to the Colony of Artists Event this weekend, Primary 6 had the opportunity to visit the Talbot Rice Gallery.  We had a private tour of the Alice Neel collection and shared our thoughts and feelings about her work and then were given a masterclass in portrait drawing.  Using a grid system, we thought about where the different features of the face lie in proportion to each other and then practiced our new skills by drawing each other!  Some of our portraits bore a fantastic likeness to our subjects!

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Abbeyhill Dreams

Abbeyhill Dreams (2015) has just won the best documentary at the Edinburgh International Film Festival: Edinburgh Schools Film Competition. You can view it here https://vimeo.com/126579739 or better still book your free ticket as part of EIFF at Filmhouse this Sat, 27th June, 12 noon.

Congratulations to our resident artist Denis Mallon, guest documentary film-maker Chris Bridges, all 31 Primary 5 pupils and Mrs Bidoni who worked hard for the last 12 months to achieve this highest of recognitions from one of the best film festivals in the world.

We are looking forward to welcoming Denis and Chris back to the school as part of the 10th Colony of Artists on 12 and 13 September 2015 for a treasure trail of exhibitions, pop-up art shop and our own Abbeyhill micro-cinema! Popcorn will be served, too! Save the dates and watch this space: https://abbeyhillschoolartists.wordpress.com/

Iliyana Nedkova

Curator-in-residence at Abbeyhill Primary School

P3 visit the Talbot Rice Gallery

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Primary 3 thoroughly enjoyed their trip to the Talbot Rice Gallery at the University of Edinburgh last Monday.  The pupils loved seeing the sculptures of Wojtek the bear and hearing all about how he helped the Polish soldiers in World War 2.  The magic piano was definitely a highlight, and the pupils also loved seeing how the beautiful stained glass window installations changed the light, colour and mood of each room in the gallery.  We ended our visit by making our own stained glass windows using an alphabet code to make them all individual to our own names.