Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Rain reigns Mac Theatre's art contest

Overall winner Aimee Craig (9) and classmates from St Ita's PS, Belfast, with her picture 'Fishing in the Rain'

It may seem dismal to the rest of us – but one Belfast schoolgirl has used the rain to her advantage.

Aimee Craig (9) is celebrating after winning a prestigious art competition run by the Mac Theatre in Belfast with her work of art entitled 'Fishing in the Rain'.

The Belfast Telegraph-backed competition – called Masterpiece For The Mac – is for children from primary and special education schools and attracted entries from across Northern Ireland.

Aimee was declared the overall winner after children were asked to take inspiration from various artistic styles and look at the work of some of the masters including Van Gogh, Picasso, Warhol and Matisse.

Aimee said: "I looked at the artist Henri Matisse and I liked how he stuck paper down to make pictures. My granny lives by the sea in Portstewart and I see fishing boats there."

This is the fourth year of the popular Masterpiece For The Mac competition and 12 entries have now been selected to feature in an exhibition at the Cathedral Quarter venue.

A spokeswoman for the Mac said: "We are hugely impressed by the high quality of work created by Northern Ireland's young artists.

"It was a tough job choosing our 12 winning artworks, but we're sure you'll agree that these fantastic masterpieces are all worthy winners."

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