Prestigious Art Exhibition Launched

The School will host its inaugural National Art Exhibition and Sale of Works between 6th and 10th June 2012.

Old Ellesmerian, Martin Aitchison, who exhibited at the Royal Academy, will be guest of honour. His work includes technical drawings used for the development of the Bouncing Bomb, as epitomised in the 1955 film The Dam Busters; comic book illustration from the 1950s classic The Eagle; and illustration of more than 70 editions of Ladybird books.

His work will be exhibited alongside that of over 50 nationally renowned artists and sculptor. These include Siobhan Coppinger, Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors; members of the Royal Cambrian Academy of Arts, including David Lloyd Griffiths and Sally Matthews to name but a few . There will be a wide and varied selection of original paintings and sculptures to view and to purchase.

Nick Pettingale, Director of Development at the School, said: We are delighted that our Patron, Mr Heber-Percy, Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire, will also be present at this prestigious national event hosted at Ellesmere College. We will be making use of our beautiful grounds and buildings with any profit from the Sale of Works no doubt lifting the profile of the Arts in the county.

Members of the public will be given a warm welcome to this major event, being held in one of North Shropshires hidden treasures Big School Hall.

Top Picture - Martin Aitchison

Below Picture - Example of Martins work

8th February 2012  Back to News