Shrewsbury High School art celebration at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
Shrewsbury High School artists will be exhibiting work at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery from Wednesday 10 – Monday 15 October with artists from their Prep and Senior departments, as well as Scholars and Alumnae showcasing their work.
Former pupils returning to exhibit include:
- Myfanwy Powell who is an established equestrian artist
- Amy Rose, a Shropshire-based illustrator
- Hannah Wilkins-Webb, Wedding and occasion dress designer
- Jess Edwards, Theatre director
- Imogen Butcher, Graphic designer
- Wilma Wyatt, Furniture designer
- Tiggy Beaman, Fine Artist
- Alice Timmis, textile artist
Their work will appear alongside that of current pupils from young artists at Shrewsbury High Prep to Senior and Sixth Form scholars and artists.
On Friday 12 October, BP Portrait Award winning artist Peter Edwards will be holding workshops with GCSE art students from across Shropshire. Peter has painted well known faces from Bobby Charlton to Seamus Heaney and Kazuo Ishiguro and will be giving young Shropshire students tips and advice on how to paint portraits.
Lezley Picton, Shropshire Council Cabinet member for leisure and culture, said:
“It’s fantastic that Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery are working with Shrewsbury High School to host an exhibition that celebrates the fabulous art that their current and past students produce.
“It’s hugely encouraging that the Museum is working collaboratively with schools and building on their hugely popular education programme. I’m looking forward to visiting and seeing the works of art myself and possibly meeting some of the wonderfully talented young people of Shropshire.”
Head of Art at Shrewsbury High School Mark Warner is excited to be returning to the Art Gallery for the second year running:
“We held our first Shrewsbury High School exhibition here last year and the enthusiasm for exhibiting in such a well-known local space as Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery was so positive that we were excited to return for a second year.
“We have some hugely talented artists across our school and giving them a platform outside of school to exhibit their work is fantastic. We are also really looking forward to welcoming back former pupils who are now making waves across the art world with their own work and to have an artist of the calibre of Peter Edwards joining us to guide young students is an absolute treat.
“We hope lots of people will stop by and see some of the work on display to enjoy and support these young artists.”
The exhibition will run from Wednesday 10 – Monday 15 October.