Rachel Maclean at Inverness Museum and Gallery

Rachel Maclean is a Scottish contemporary artist who creates all kinds of fantastic, surreal film work which she writes, directs, produces, films and acts in (as all of the characters!) Culloden Academy was lucky enough to see her work just before the referendum when the Travelling gallery visited.  The exhibition was very much based around the referendum, taking a completely neutral stance. We now have another chance to see her work because she is at the Inverness Museum and Gallery until August 22nd. Try to get along there because it is unmissable!

Here is a link to Rachel’s website:  Rachel Maclean

Here is a link to the Inverness Museum and Gallery info:

Inverness – Rachel Maclean

 

Twitter

We have started a Twitter account to remind you about homework and to help if you have any homework problems or questions. You can follow us on ‘Culloden Academy Art’. It will be easier for you to ask questions and it is helpful for reminding you about deadlines. Quite a few of you have requested that we start a Twitter account so it is now up and running. We will not follow you and will not look at your own Twitter accounts – anyway, we should not be able to because your Twitter account should be set to private and if it is not then why not? You should be more internet smart than that! There are a few departments who have now set up Twitter accounts and pupils have said that they do find it very helpful for homework.

@art_culloden

Preparation for Exams

Study leavers, if you have arranged with teachers to come in for study help then now is the time. A good thing to do is go to the SQA site for past and specimen papers. Also, it is essential that you come in and get all of your study material out of your big folders. Many have left a great deal of important study materials in their folders which is of course needed for study! If not sure about anything then come in! You could also contact your teacher via pinterest. Ms McCormack’s class go to my page for details.

Hairspray Poster Design

S1 and S2 classes have been working on the poster design for the forthcoming production, ‘Hairspray The Musical’. We had many great designs but finally a group of teachers from the Drama and Art departments chose the winner. Well done Kieran S for creating the winning design.

hsposter

 

Tickets are available to book online at: http://www.cullodenmusicaltheatre.wordpress.com/tickets

You can also call the school office on 01463 790851

BBC ‘The Little Painting Challenge’

The BBC are launching an exciting new competition linked to ‘The Big Painting Challenge’ TV programme which is on BBC 1 on Sundays at 6pm. The competition has different categories ranging from the age 7 – 15 category to the 16+ category and then on to the 16+ ‘experienced’ category.  The work would be postcard sized (A6) and you would create your artwork on the blank side of the postcard and then just put the address onto the other side, put a stamp onto it and pop it into the post. 1000 of the best entries including the winners will be exhibited in the newly refurbished Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester from the 4th of May 2015. This is a great opportunity for all!

Here is the link to the site for more information:

The Little Painting Challenge