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The Scottish Fisheries Museum invites all children in Fife aged 3 - 14 to take part in its annual Art Competition!

To tie in with our upcoming temporary exhibition The Navigatio, by artist Alan Watson, this year’s theme is Journeys. The display is focused around a series of drawings which tell the story of Saint Brendan the Navigator’s famous journey around the North Atlantic in a curragh.

Paradise of birds painting

For information about the competition’s rules and details on how to enter, take a look at our Competition Information Pack .

If you are looking for inspiration, our Inspiration Pack contains images and information about a series of objects from the museum’s collections. You can use these to find out more about the adventures of Saint Brendan, as well as the journeys undertaken by Scotland’s fisherfolk. Larger versions of the images in the resource can be found in our Photo Gallery.

This year we are offering schools a special art workshops which are suitable for P1-7 classes. These can be delivered as part of a museum visit or directly into the classroom. During the workshop, classes will learn about Saint Brendan’s voyage, as told in the Navigatio Santic Brendani Abbatis, and will consider how events from this story have been depicted by artists past and present. Throughout the session, pupils will draw links between the adventures of Saint Brendan and both the voyages of Scotland’s fisherfolk, and their own personal experiences. The class will then use extracts from the Navigatio and their own imaginations to create their own unique artworks which relate to the competition’s theme. For more information about the workshops, please take a look at either our P1-2 Schools Pack , Our P3-5 Schools Pack , or our P6-7 Schools Pack .

Don’t forget to fill in a Class Coversheet when submitting work to the museum and to put a Art Competition Label on the back of each artwork.

If you have any questions or require any further information about the competition, please contact the museum’s Learning and Access Officer on 01333 310628 or

The Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust Ltd
St Ayles, Harbourhead, Anstruther, Fife KY10 3AB
Tel (within UK): 01333 310628
Tel (from outside UK): +44 1333 310628
Charity Number: SC 006185 VAT Reg Number: 270 2790 64
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