Picture perfect for Donside youngster

Aberdeen, UK - November 29th 2012: For the forth year, Thorpe Molloy Recruitment imvited schools from Aberdeen City and Shire, which challenged S1 and S2 pupils to consider their future career aspirations creatively through art by producing a self portrait and a short accompanying narrative...Pictured Angela Webster and Findlay Munro.(Photo Ross Johnston/Newsline Scotland)
Aberdeen, UK - November 29th 2012: For the forth year, Thorpe Molloy Recruitment imvited schools from Aberdeen City and Shire, which challenged S1 and S2 pupils to consider their future career aspirations creatively through art by producing a self portrait and a short accompanying narrative...Pictured Angela Webster and Findlay Munro.(Photo Ross Johnston/Newsline Scotland)

An Alford pupil will have her winning self-portrait on display this month as an Aberdeen garden transforms into an art gallery.

Secondary school pupils’ art works will be exhibited at the city’s The SMART Gallery throughout December and the top 40 entries will be reproduced in an installation at Rubislaw Terrace Garden’s, in the heart of Aberdeen’s west-end business community.

“My Future Aspirations” was launched by Thorpe Molloy Recruitment four years ago. It challenges Aberdeen City and Shire S1 and S2 pupils to create a self-portrait and short narrative which illustrates the hopes and ambitions for their future lives and careers.

Almost 200 pupils from 16 schools took part in the annual competition. The joint winners of this year’s competition are Angela Webster from Alford Academy and Findlay Munro from The Gordon Schools in Huntly.

The top 12 self-portraits also feature in Thorpe Molloy Recruitment’s 2013 calendar and will also appear on 20 First buses across the city. My Future Aspirations exhibition is on display at The SMART Gallery between 1st–23rd December and in Rubislaw Terrace Gardens throughout December. The gallery, situated at 9 Albyn Terrace, is open 12noon – 4pm Saturday and Sunday and during the week by booking on 01224 561 977.