• Make and Explore
  • Make and Explore
  • Make and Explore
  • Make and Explore
  • Make and Explore
  • Make and Explore
  • make and explore

About the Artist/Exhibition

family friendly

Come and join in with our under five sessions in our special area in The Williamson Cafe in termtime on Thursday mornings.


Following on from a successful 5 month long Art Play pilot project, the Williamson and Priory Friends were successful in their application for funding in 2016 for participatory art activities for pre-school children and their parents/carers. The project “make & explore” has been funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation over a 24 month period as part of its Widening Access and Participation in the Arts programme, which supports organisations to gather evidence about new approaches and their potential to make a difference. Paul Hamlyn Foundation believe that the arts play an important role in enriching young people’s learning and educational experiences. We are reached the end of this funding and the Williamson and Priory Friends have agreed to continue to support the successful project beyond the original remit.

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum are delighted to continue to work in partnership with freelance artist and creative practitioner, Nicola McGovern and know our families will also be very pleased.

A tailor-made programme of family-friendly art activities inspired by the collections, which aim to build confidence, raise participants’ aspirations, improve access and provide opportunities for social development. The programme also aims to develop young children’s confidence, communications and social skills as they explore new environments, materials, textures and equipment and are introduced to the museum’s extensive collection.

Nicola continues to create innovative new sessions for our young artists. Last year during a special half term event, the participants made a short animation, see here Stop Frame on YouTube

There are public sessions on a Thursday morning at 10 – 12, space is limited, no need to book.

For more information call 0151 666 3537 or emailing nicolamcgovern@wirral.gov.uk.

Term time only.




Dates : Thursday mornings in termtime
Artist : Make and explore

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