Atlantic crossing for Michala’s artwork

Michala Schonewald with her work, 'Not all Differences Can be Seen'' at the Space at Dundee College.
Michala Schonewald with her work, 'Not all Differences Can be Seen'' at the Space at Dundee College.

FORMER Webster’s High School pupil Michala Schonewald of Kirriemuir has one of her works being exhibited on both sides of the Atlantic simultaneously.

The 23-year-old Dundee College art student has just finished hanging her work at The Space at the college for the BA design and creativity show and one of the works, entitled “Not all Differences Can be Seen” is included in the exhibition. As part of her course the degree student submitted the same work for a charity competition called Embracing our Differences in Florida. She saw her piece duplicated and sent across the Atlantic.

Michala’s was one of only 37 pieces chosen to be displayed – from over 3000 entries.

She said: “I think my piece was chosen as a lot of people when faced with the issue of diversity tend to focus on race or religion, I chose to highlight diabetes as my boyfriend, Joe, has had the condition since childhood.”

Michala’s work is on show at The Space at Dundee College Kingsway Campus from Wednesday-Friday, June 6-8 and Monday and Tuesday, June 11 and 12 from 10am-6pm. She has exhibited previously in the Auld Surgery, in Kirriemuir, and in the Meffan, Forfar. She is determined to sell off all of the work in the Degree exhibition, with the proceeds going to charity. She added: “I’m supporting breast and ovarian cancer gene research and hoping I can sell everything to maximise the donation I make.”