Flair - a celebration of creativity

Tuesday 13 June

School pupils from across Scotland have had their artwork displayed in a new online gallery that celebrates creativity and expression.

Hosted by SQA, ‘Flair’ showcases some of the most creative work submitted by learners in the 2021-22 session, spanning Art and Design, Fashion and Textile Technology, and Photography courses.

The pieces were produced by learners from across the country who were working towards National 4 to Advanced Higher courses at the time and span a range of grades, and include paintings, sculptures, architecture, and fashion pieces.

Many of the artworks were inspired by topical issues facing young people today, such as climate change, mental health, and the pandemic. Learners were also inspired by the work of other artists and designers that they had studied.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to all the learners who have kindly agreed to have their artwork, produced in 2021-22, displayed in our online gallery to support the achievement of SQA qualifications in Art and Design, Fashion and Textile Technology, and Photography. The skill, originality and creative expression of learners across Scotland is very evident and it is a pleasure to see.".

Fiona Robertson, Fiona Robertson, SQA Chief Executive

“This online gallery is a wonderful reflection of the wealth of talent that is being nurtured and developed in Scottish schools - the creativity evidenced by our young people is seriously impressive".

Jenny Gilruth, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills

The online gallery is available to view at www.flair.sqa.org.uk and will be available to view until June 2024.