• Wirral Society of Arts 8th Open Exhibition
  • Detail of Val Kosh's Sandstone trail looking towards Liverpool

About the Artist/Exhibition

The Wirral Society of Arts has selected a diverse range of works by contemporary artists to exhibit at the Williamson Art Gallery. Long established and well respected, the WSA has a strong reputation in the arts community for quality art work.

Come and see the creative, inspiring work, beautifully displayed at the Williamson in the Wirral Society of Arts Open Exhibition and join the growing trend to acquire affordable, original art works!

The Wirral Society of Arts was formed in 1948 as an exhibiting society for professional and semi-professional artist in the NorthWest. The WSA currently has 138 members .  Associated for many years with the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum in Birkenhead, Wirral the society holds an annual exhibition alternating between a Member’s Exhibition and an Open Exhibition.  This year (2017) is the 8th Open Exhibition and attracts entries from artists at an stage of their career from anywhere in the world. This Open is the start of the WSA 70th anniversary celebrations as well as the 90th anniversary of the Williamson. The Open has attracted submissions from 158 artists who have submitted over 400 works,  The panel has selected 215 quality pieces to be hung at the gallery.  Judging, by a panel of external judges, will take place later this month to award the prizes, £1,500 first prize, £1,000 second and £500 third. Most work is for sale and it affords an opportunity to purchase quality art work in many styles.

Wirral Society of Arts



Key dates for 2017 WSA Open Exhibition:

  • Preview and presentation of prizes: 6th October.
  • Exhibition open to the public: 7th October to 19th November.


Please note that the gallery is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

  • Open Wed-Sun 10am – 5pm


Dates : 6 October - 19 November 2017
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