Posted: Monday 23 April 2018

Pupil excels in John Byrne National Drawing Competition

Ksenia Kapelyukh was named as a runner-up in the John Byrne National Drawing Competition

A High School of Dundee pupil has been named as a runner-up in one of Scotland's foremost youth art contests.

Ksenia Kapelyukh, F2, was awarded the distinction in the John Byrne National Drawing Competition, an annual event which is open to all P4 - S3 school pupils in the country.

Having found favour with the judging panel, which included the renowned artist and playwright, who has sponsored the contest since its launch in 2014, Ksenia's chalk and charcoal portrait has gone on display in an exhibition at Paisley Museum and Art Gallery.

As a runner-up, Ksenia was also awarded a certificate specially designed by John Byrne.

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