Mossbourne Community Academy School 2014

Rosanna Frith-Salem, Flora Keating,
Dorica Santos

isle of mull painting trip

Their story, in their words…

“In the summer of 2014, we set off on our journey, from London to the Isle of Mull, to complete our camping and art making challenge. After a full day of travelling on trains and ferries, we were understandably exhausted but also stunned by the beautiful Scottish landscape that surrounded us.

During the 4 full days we had, we visited the famously colourful town of Tobermory in the north, Duarte castle in the west and a small island to the west of Mull called Iona; making some use of the bus services but also hiking and using our navigating skills. Throughout the week we each created pieces of artwork in response to the different locations we visited. We came across many challenges like figuring out the best ways to transport our art equipment and having to deal with uncomfortably hot walking weather and relentless rain.

After 5 nights on the shielings holiday campsite it was time to say goodbye to Mull, it felt like home and we were all sad to leave. Although we had encountered difficulties, we had without a doubt had a hugely enjoyable and valuable experience. We exhibited our work, which included film, photography, paintings and sketchbooks, on November 6th 2014, to raise money for the Mark Evison Foundation. It was a great evening and we raised £50; as we sell more prints of our work we will donate all the money to the foundation so that young people in the community can challenge themselves as we did.

We would like to greatly thank the Mark Evison Foundation for enabling and encouraging us to complete this challenge.”