Plankton inspires Dunbar primary 7s

Donald Urquhart exhibition of drawings and sculptural works called Coast at Dunbar.

Donald Urquhart exhibition of drawings and sculptural works called Coast at Dunbar.

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An exhibition of work from pupils of Dunbar Primary School, will be displayed in the Community Room of Dunbar Town House.

They have been motivated by the work of artist Donald Urquhart on display in Dunbar Town House Gallery and his installation in the newly refurbished Battery on Dunbar Harbour.

Donald’s art work is inspired by plankton which lives in the North Sea surrounding the harbour. Donald commissioned North Light Arts to develop this theme of plankton with Dunbar Primary School resulting in 148 primary 7s learning about and creating art works as part of the one day workshops with local artists, Anna Davis and Linda Greig. The exhibition can also be seen at the John Muir Campus of the Primary School.

The production of this art work, enabled the pupil’s to learn about the importance of plankton, the impact of these microscopic forms on our food chain and their vital role in producing oxygen for us.