Three Things: Treasury – Events to participate in

Join in with art events

This week’s Friday Treasury is three things you can look forward to participating in.

Williamson art gallery Wirral

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The Williamson Art Gallery has announced the timeline for this year’s Open Exhibition. Artists can submit two pieces of work for each of the two categories.

The Williamson Open Art Competition (painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing)

The Williamson Open Photographic Competition (photographic prints)

Each submission costs £5 and should be made on either the 13th, 14th or 15th of March. Entry forms are available from the main reception desk at the Williamson and will be available online shortly. In the mean time you can find out more on their Facebook page.

Plastic washed ashore on the beach

Last summer we hosted part of the Living Seas Event with Cheshire Wildlife Trust and Wirral Country Park rangers. We had per 70 people through the studio enjoying flotsam weaving with litter picked plastics and debris from the beach.

Cheshire wildlife trust logo

The event was so successful that this February we are teaming up again to offer a similar free event. The Big Arty Beach Clean will take place on Saturday 14th February between 1 and 4 pm.

From their newsletter…

Did you know litter is one of the biggest threats to our ocean-going wildlife? Join us for a family-friendly beach clean with the Wirral Rangers and the Wildlife Trusts’ youth arm ‘Wildlife Watch’, where we use what we find to make giant beach art with expert artists from the award-winning Wirral-based Shore Cottage studio. Great fun for all ages.
Free of charge.
Contact: Emily Cunningham by telephone 01948 820728

Shore Cottage Studio 12Photo Challenge

On the same Saturday we are hosing our 12Photo Challenge, a test of creativity: take 12 photographs on 12 themes using a disposable camera with an exhibition and prize giving the following weekend. You can find more details of this event and also buy tickets in our shop. Early bird ticket prices are available until the end of January so so get in and grab a bargain whilst you can. A great challenge for families, friends or individuals, are you game?