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Walliams at the Williamson

Children from across the Wirral had the fabulous opportunity to showcase their artwork at the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum to an extraordinary 426 parents, children, teachers and headteachers.

From Gangsta Granny to Mr Stink, the gallery was filled truly inspiring pieces of artwork that interpreted the stories of David Walliams.

The artwork even caught the eye of David Walliams himself who said: “I am speechless. They are genius”.

Organised by Edsential Community Interest Company, the exhibition was opened by Mark Palios, Tranmere Rovers Owner. Pupil’s from Bidston Avenue, Park Primary, St Alban’s Catholic Primary, Riverside Primary, Hillside Primary, Devonshire Park Primary, St George’s Primary, Heygarth Primary, Greenleas Primary and New Brighton Primary had worked alongside artists and their class teachers to produce the artwork.

Stuart Brady – headteacher at Bidston Avenue Primary School said: “We were delighted to be part of the Walliams at the Williamson project. It was a great opportunity for our children to work, up close, with an artist-in-residence to create something that was going to be on public display.

“The children loved learning about new art techniques and then having the opportunity to put the skills into practice. It was humbling to see their faces as they spotted their work up on display in the Williamson Art Gallery.

“Thank you to Edsential for bringing us closer to art and to the books of David Walliams”.

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