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Mile End School pupils artwork goes on show at Seventeen


Leader of Aberdeen City Council Jenny Laing officially opened the Mile End School Summer Art Exhibition in Aberdeen's creative hub Seventeen, Belmont Street.

Belvidere Gallery, in the Rosemount area of the city, not far from Mile End School, has sponsored the exhibition for six years, which aims to create a space for recognition of young aspiring talent within the visual arts.

As Convenor of Education, Culture and Sport, Councillor Laing supports school art projects throughout the city, and as an elected member for the Rosemount and Midstocket area, has a particular interest in this annual community event.

Council Leader Jenny Laing said: "This annual exhibition, which is kindly sponsored by the Belvidere Gallery, encourages pupils interested in the visual arts at Mile End School to get creative with the added incentive that their artwork could be chosen to go on show at Seventeen.

"The exhibition offers a wonderful eclectic mix and I would recommend anyone coming in to the city centre to pop along to Seventeen so they can see for themselves the children's fabulous artwork."

Alan Watts, managing director and founder of Belvidere Gallery, said: "It is a privilege to promote the work of young Aberdeen talent."

The theme of this year's exhibition Games was selected to link with the Commonwealth Games and judging was conducted by gallery co-ordinator and artist Lindsey Clark.

Also, on hand to support the opening of the exhibition were Aberdeen City Council's cultural policy and partnership manager Lesley Thomson and Creative Hub assistant Rona MacAulay.

The exhibition runs until Thursday 29 May then it will go on display at the Belvidere Gallery, 221 Rosemount Place, from Monday 02 June until Monday 23 June 2014.