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This year’s S2 masks are on show at town museum

Pictured are members of class 2.1 with some of the masks they produced while in S1.
Contributed photograph

Pictured are members of class 2.1 with some of the masks they produced while in S1. Contributed photograph

ALL S2 pupils from Montrose Academy are currently taking part in an exhibition at Montrose Museum featuring masks they created last year in Art and Design.

The masks are produced in the art department every year with all the S1 classes.

Made mostly from papier-mâché, the masks are decorated in a variety of materials and paints.

Pupils start the project by looking at the types of masks that are produced around the world and in many different cultures.

The theme of the masks project originally came from the drama department which wanted work that was based on the theme ‘Pandora’s Box’.

The project is now in its third year and has developed further to include a very loosely based horror theme including fears and phobias.

Once complete, the masks are then used in drama and music classes as stimuli and inspiration for other pieces of class work.

This is the first year the exhibition has been held outside of the school.

The art department has been very impressed with the quality and variety of work produced, and the originality of ideas and is keen to see this talent showcased in a public space where the people of Montrose and surrounding areas can get a chance to appreciate it.

The school is planning for this to become an annual event and hopes that in the future, to tie in with the theme, exhibitions will be able to be held around about Hallowe’en time.

The exhibition opened on Monday and will run until Saturday, February 9.

The museum is open from 10am to 5pm.

Pictured are members of class 2.1 with some of the masks they produced while in S1.

 
 
 

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