The School hosted its inaugural National Art Exhibition and Sale of Works between 6th and 10th June 2012.
The event was opened by the Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Mr Algernon Heber-Percy, on a very successful preview evening with approximately 300 guests attending.
Old Ellesmerian, Martin Aitchison, who exhibited at the Royal Academy, was our 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 1950’s classic The Eagle; and illustration of more than 70 editions of Ladybird books.
His work was exhibited alongside that of over 60 nationally renowned artists and sculptors. These included Sioban 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.