The exhibition included work by more than 30 artists, who had responded enthusiastically to the invitation issued by the Art Department and the Salopian Club to donate a mini picture to raise funds for the Shewsy. Among them were some Old Salopians who have gone on to achieve national and international fame in the art world – Charlie Adlard, Max Baccanello, Kit Oates and Timothy Morgan Owen – as well as former Heads of Art John Alford and Philip Woolley, and internationally-successful local artists Oliver C Jones and Alex Callaway.
Works by several current pupils and members of staff were also on display - including a delicate watercolour of the Main School Building and Chapel by the Headmaster, an intriguing mathematical print by Deputy Head of Maths Charlie Oakley, and a view of Alington Hall by Art Teacher James Yule.
The exhibition took place on Old Salopian Day, 21st September, and the Art School was abuzz with visitors throughout the afternoon.
Head of Art Lucy Caddel, the main organiser of the event, was thrilled with the great success of the event. Two days later, she and twelve Lower Sixth Formers were at the Shewsy for the first of this year’s residential Social Studies courses. They were delighted to present them with a cheque for £2,000.
The Shewsy has been part of Shrewsbury School since 1903, when it was first set up by masters from the School. To find out more about the link and the Shewsy's work, please see the Shrewsbury House page of this website: Shrewsbury House and the Shewsy's own website: http://www.shrewsburyhouse.org.uk/.