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Schools’ drawing exhibition coming to Paisley

The John Byrne National Drawing Competition exhibition starts on Wednesday 27 March 2019 at the Tannahill Centre, Blackstoun Road, Paisley.

The 2019 winner will be announced on the same day and presented with a prize by John Byrne.

It will run until Monday 15 April 2019 and admission is free.

The exhibition will feature artwork from the three top place winners, as well as 30 runners-up who were selected from more than 7000 entries this year.

The competition – now in its fifth year – is run in partnership with Education Scotland and open to pupils across Scotland from P4 to S3.

Alan Armstrong, Strategic Director for Education Scotland said: “Art and design are important parts of the Scottish curriculum.

“For years, this competition has encouraged many thousands of children to use their artistic talents to create inspiring and unique drawings.

“Education Scotland is proud to support the competition and its ethos of keeping the art of drawing alive."

Photo caption: The 2018 winning drawing was a self-portrait by Seonaid Best, a third year pupil at Inverkeithing High School in Fife, pictured here with John Byrne.​

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