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The Fleming Collection Young Persons' Art Competition: Winners Announced

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Alice de Pelet, The Highlands in Sutherland, 2020.

This summer, to inspire young creative minds after many months of home schooling, we hosted our first young persons’ art competition, inviting school children of all ages to take part.

We asked entrants to create a painting, drawing, sculpture, assemblage, photograph or even performance that draws from one of the hundreds of artworks in our collection or, alternatively, depicts a Scottish scene. We were so happy with the outcome and we are thrilled to be able to announce the winners. Our judges were Maria de Peverelli, Partner and Executive Chairman of Stonehage Fleming Art Management and Katrina Sparrow, trustee of the Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation along with James Knox, Director of the Fleming Collection.

First prize goes to Alice de Pelet, age 15. 

Alice wins the pize for her painting (above) depicting a typical Scottish springtime in the highlands. We have awarded her a £50 book voucher to the independent, Edinburgh and St Andrews based, Topping & Company Bookseller. 

Runners Up

Our runners up receive a £15 book voucher for spending at the same bookshop. They are as follows: 

Ottalie Exton, Winding Path to the Cottage, 2020. Mixed media (cardboard, poster paint, dried plants, gabric, newspaper, gold leaf).

1. Ottalie Exton, age 9, for her ‘Winding Path to the Cottage’, inspired by her distant relative Edward Arthur Walton’s painting ‘Back Wynd, Ceres’. 

Viola Wilkinson, ‘Cat and Flowers, after Elizabeth Blackadder’, 2020. Watercolour on paper.

2. Viola Wilkinson, age 10, for her painting inspired by ‘Cat and Flowers’, by Elizabeth Blackadder. 

Rose Jenkins, Eilean Donan Castle in Winter, 2020.

3. Rose Jenkins, age 9, for her ‘Eilean Donan Castle in Winter’. 

Special Mentions

Clockwise from top left: Estella Gray, Flo Fendrick and Emma de Pelet.

We were thrilled with all our entries, so we would also like to give a special mention to Edward Wilkinson, age 8; Rex Hooper, age 9; Emma de Pelet, age 10; Flo Fendrick, age 11; Estella Gray, age 13; Alec de Pelet, age 13; and Lily Innes, age 15. We will award these special mentions with a copy of our 2019 publication ‘The Scottish Colourists’, written by our director James Knox.

Clockwise from top left: Edward Wilkinson, Alec de Pelet, Rex Hooper and Lily Innes.

We look forward to this becoming a regular activity hosted by the Fleming Collection.