Inspiring Writing Using artwork

Pieces of art, in particular portraits, can be used as a vehicle for discussion which can contribute to creating a piece of text.JB

An exciting interdisciplinary learning opportunity is visiting the Highlands. Portrait artist John Byrne’s portrait exhbition is in residence between the 1st and 29th of November in Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.

The Creative Learning Leader, Amy Macleod, at High Life Highland has announced an exciting opportunity for learners in Highland schools. With a 75% travel subsidy incentive (must be agreed with Amy Macleod in advance) for schools to visit Byrne’s work, it’s a great opportunity to educate learners about a Scottish artist.

Schools who benefit from visiting the exhibition are asked to submit pieces of writing for a creative writing text called the “Highland Book of Byrne”. This is an excellent opportunity to provide purpose and audience when creating texts across Second – Fourth Level CfE and the Senior Phase.

For information about the exhibition:
CLICK HERE – John Byrne Sitting Ducks

For more information, please email:

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