Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery are delighted to be partnering with Shrewsbury High School for an exhibition of artwork from some of the High School’s talented artists.
Running from Wednesday 27 September – Wednesday 4 October 2017, the exhibition will feature work from students past and present, as well as work produced by pupils across Shropshire in special art masterclasses.
The exhibition is free to the public and not only features GCSE, A-level and Alumnae artwork, but will also exhibit work produced at workshops and masterclasses throughout the week by pupils from schools across the county. Head of Art at Shrewsbury High School, Mark Warner, will be hosting a Scholars’ masterclass for High School Art Scholars on Friday 29 September and their work will then be entered into the main exhibition.
Renowned equine artist Mary Herbert from the Society of Equestrian Artists will be running a bespoke art workshop on Saturday 30 September, free of charge, for GCSE art students from across Shropshire.
Work produced at this workshop will then be on display in the Exhibition Hall from 30 September until 4 October.
This is a wonderful opportunity for GCSE pupils to add to their GCSE art work and learn some valuable skills from an established artist. If you are a GCSE art student and would like to attend this workshop, or if you are an art teacher and have GCSE pupils who you think would benefit from this workshop, please contact Emily Brick at the details below.
Mary, who specialises in pastel paintings of animals, will follow this masterclass on Saturday 30 September with a talk and showcase of her equestrian art which will run from 2 – 2.45pm.
This talk is free to the public and is a wonderful opportunity to hear about Mary’s career as a professional artist, working on portrait commissions and exhibiting around the UK and to see some of her beautiful paintings. Stay and enjoy Mary’s exhibition until 6pm.
For more details about the GCSE Masterclass by Mary Herbert on Saturday 30 September (10am – 1pm) please email email@example.com.
To book tickets (free of charge) for Mary Herbert’s talk on Saturday 30 September (2pm – 2.45pm) please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery’s new exhibition, Rhyme Around the World, a touring exhibition from Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books is already proving to be a huge success.
The exhibition, which opened its doors to the public on Saturday 18 February has already been hugely popular with families, schools and nurseries alike.
Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery already has 972 school children booked to visit and take part in the newly developed Rhyme workshop with more expected to book.
Fay Bailey, Education and Activities Officer at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, said:
“Rhyme Around the World is a fun and engaging exhibition suitable for the whole family. We are particularly delighted with the way Shropshire schools have received this wonderful exhibition”
“The exhibition is proving to be very popular and spaces are quickly filling up. I would encourage interested schools to book as soon as possible.”
Stuart West, Shropshire Council Cabinet member for leisure and culture, said:
“We’re thrilled at how popular this new exhibition is proving to be among schools and we’ve already received a lot of great feedback.
“Rhyme Around the World is a fantastic and engaging exhibition for people of all ages and brings back a lot of happy childhood memories so I’d encourage you to pay Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery a visit.”
Save up to 50% on Museum visits with new Family Ticket
To celebrate Rhyme Around the World, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery are offering a new Family Ticket which could save you and your family up to 50% on Museum admission. Visit the website for more information.
Rhyme Around the World runs until Sunday 7 May 2017. For more information, visit the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery website or call 01743 258888. To book a Rhyme workshop and educational group visit to the exhibition, email email@example.com or ring 01743 258881