St Joseph’s Academy held an Art and Design Exhibition at Ayrshire College displaying the talent of their Advanced Higher Art pupils.

The collection displayed their Advanced Higher folio work and included a variety of fine art, fashion, sculpture and design.

One of the more distinctive exhibits was a series of paintings by James Johnston which features his grandad, who dropped in to see himself on canvas.

Councillor Fiona Campbell, cabinet member for skills and learning said: “The skill and talent that our young people have displayed is quite incredible. I am so impressed by their artwork, in all its forms. The pupils are a credit to their teachers and their families who are all very proud.

“I would like to take this opportunity to wish our young people every success in their exams and in their future careers.”

It has been a busy few months for the art department, who organised a charity fashion show that showcased the work of third year pupils.

They had worked on a design project creating fashion and body adornments based on cancer cells and blood cells and raised more than £200 for the Beatson cancer charity.