• Williamson Open
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  • Hazel Thomson : Kriterion Award winner

About the Artist/Exhibition

Hazel Thomson : Kriterion Award winner

Hazel Thomson : Kriterion Award winner from 2016

Williamson Open 2017

An open exhibition has been part of the local art scene for as long as most of us can remember. The exhibition has gone from strength to strength.

An Open Exhibition has been part of the local art scene for as long as most of us can remember. After Birkenhead opened its first Museum and Art Gallery in 1912 there were two Spring Exhibitions but the First World War stopped them and the initiative was not picked up in the town afterwards.

The Borough of Wallasey, however, did take it up and from 1962 a Spring Exhibition was held each year at Earlston Library. Following the creation of Wirral Borough Council the exhibition became open to all in Wirral but continued to be shown in Wallasey until 1983 when the first Wirral Spring Exhibition was held at the Williamson.

In 1989 the exhibition was opened to photographers, with the support of Birkenhead Photographic Association who continued that support for 25 years.

The exhibition has gone from strength to strength over those years and it has been a consistent factor that prize winners are purchased for the gallery collections. In this way the Williamson has acquired some fantastic work to maintain its representation of local artists that stretches back over 200 years. Long may it continue. Many congratulations to the winners – Mark Moynihan for his portrait painting and Gill Wyche for her phototograph.

Colin Simpson

Principal Museums Officer

 

EXHIBITION DATES

Saturday 8th April – Sunday 7th May 2017

Wednesday- Sunday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.

Closed Good Friday 14th April

COLLECTION OF WORK

Collection of any work must be accompanied by the appropriate paperwork and possible I.D.

If someone is collecting your work on your behalf, please make sure they have the correct paperwork; otherwise work may not be returned.
COLLECTION OF UNSOLD WORK

Wednesday 10th May through to Sunday 14th May

10.30a.m. – 4.30p.m.
ENQUIRIES

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum

Slatey Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH43 4UE

Telephone 0151 666 3537

e-mail: williamsonartgallery@wirral.gov.uk

Community Services

Andrew Elkington, Assistant Director

 
 

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Exhibition

Dates : 8 April - 7 May 2017
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