Art Competition for Schools and Families 2020

10am-5pm Thursday-Saturday (Closed Sunday-Wednesday)

Admission free | Advance booking required


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Experience all 53 amazing winning entries from this year's competition.

2020 is the 17th year of the National Galleries of Scotland Art Competition. This year, schools from 24 council areas of Scotland submitted entries, with 16 of them represented among the winners. Also, in this most unusual of years, we accepted entries from families to acknowledge their role in home learning.

The winning entries on display are spread across five themes and cetegories. The nursery theme is 'If I Had a Pet', the primary 1-3 theme is 'Toys', the primary 4-7 theme is 'Magical Creatures and Fierce Monsters', the secondary 1-3 theme is 'Climate Change', and the special education theme is 'Amazing Nature'.

Banner image: 'Amazing Nature' by Ellie Campbell

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Gallery facilities

The Changing Places toilet is located in the rear car park of Modern One with accessible parking spaces located nearby. The unit is open 10am-5pm, every day, a key is not required.

A full accessibility guide is available at www.accessibilityguides.org for Modern One and Modern Two.

Parking for visitors is available at both Modern One and Modern Two. A donation is requested of £3 for up to 4 hours and £6 for 4-8 hours. Our payment meters have contactless capability.

  • Wheelchair access
  • Changing places toilet
  • Public toilets
  • Disabled parking
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Bike rack
  • Parking

Getting here

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is located 15 minutes’ walk from Princes Street. It includes two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two, set in a beautiful sculpture park.

In addition to the transport options below there are bike racks at each site and Just Eat Cycle Hire stations nearby.

75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR.
Modern One 10am-5pm Thursday-Saturday
(Closed Sunday-Wednesday)
Modern Two 10am-5pm daily



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