Gunnie Moberg: Dune, Sanday D135/5/310
We were delighted here at the Gunnie Moberg Archive when poet and teacher Yvonne Gray contacted us to say that Sanday Community School wanted to use some of Gunnie’s images as a source of inspiration for the school’s annual writing competition. We have been speaking to teachers about using the wealth of the Gunnie Moberg Archive and they were very positive and creative about how they might use the photographs in their schools. So we are especially pleased to hear about Sanday’s plans.
Yvonne explained the competition to us:
Gunnie’s photographs will be the inspiration for piece of new writing, whether prose or poetry, from all the pupils in the school.
Eight images, selected by Head Teacher Rosemary Newton, were narrowed down to five from which the pupils, aged from five to sixteen, can choose. The competition was launched at a school assembly on Friday 23 May. A PowerPoint presentation was used to give pupils information about Gunnie and her work and about the new archive before the five chosen images were revealed. These will be on display in the school until the the competition closing date on Wednesday 18 June.
The competition is judged anonymously outwith the school and is divided into three age groups for Primary 1-3, Primary 4-7 and Secondary. The winners are announced and their entries read at the final assembly of the year on the last day of the summer term.
Here are the chosen five….
Maybe we can publish the winning entries from the Sanday pupils here on the blog.
Gunnie Moberg was drawn to poets and writers, we have a collection of portraits that she made over the years. Some of them feature in the next exhibition ‘They All Come To Me’, it is a show of portraits of visiting and local artists taken during the St Magnus Festival.