Student Artists Impress the Public

Four local schools in Wirral were asked to produce supporting artwork for each of the four rooms of the recently £2.8 million refurbished, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, Wirral.

South Wirral High School were asked to focus on creating work, suitable for the refurbishment of the new 18th Century Portraiture Room. Other rooms were, Wedgewood, Chinese Collection, and the Napoleon Room; a feast for the eyes!

After immersing themselves in the gallery space, year 11s partook in a drawing workshop, following on with a printing workshop from visiting Artist, Hannah Fray. The artist taught an array of printing techniques so that students could produce pieces based on what they had learnt.

The finished pieces went on display in an exhibition at the Lady Level Art Gallery, called ‘Reflections‘ which opened on Saturday 16th April. One wall, in the gallery space, houses a notice board where members of the public can write feedback on students’ artwork. People left some lovely comments!



Art teacher, Miss Lunt said, “It was such a pleasure for South Wirral High School to be involved in this exciting opportunity to support the Lady Lever Art Gallery as they redevelop their 18th Century portraiture gallery.

“We are now looking forward to seeing our artwork on display in the exhibition spaces as well as seeing the newly refurbished gallery spaces, especially the portraiture room of course!”

Read all about it in the Wirral Globe.