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It is a coming of age celebration for Oxton Art Fair on the weekend of November 29, 2019, as it turns sweet 16.

This year, at the Williamson Art Gallery there will be 22 professional and semi-professional artists and friends who will gather together for a pre-Christmas showcasing of their work across three gallery rooms.

Our members and annual guests will present a diverse mix of interesting and innovative art in the form of, photography, printmaking and painting and hand-crafted pieces including; ceramics, jewellery and textiles. Viewed as one of Wirral’s mustvisit pre-festive events, it gives both gift buyers and browsers a chance to chat to the artists about their work and if they choose, purchase a truly individual piece for their friends, family or home.

Family: There will be children’s art activities on throughout the weekend and refreshments for sale in the fabulous Williamson Café to help make this a truly all-round family event.

This year, the fair will be opened by Rhiannon Evans, formerly Pro-Vice Chancellor, Edge Hill University and Professor of Education, and chair of Oxton Society Committee.

You will be able to meet them, talk to them, and purchase their work, at The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum – Slatey Road, Birkenhead – CH43 4UE on Saturday 30th November (10 am till 5pm) and Sunday 01st December (10am till 4pm).

Oxton artists 2019

“Having lived and worked in and around Oxton for many years, I’m constantly impressed by the creativity that finds its home here. I deeply believe that supporting living artists in their endeavours is one of the greatest things we can do and I see the Oxton Art Fair as an excellent opportunity to do just that.”

Angela Samata, Winston Churchill Fellow for research into Outsider Art and former co-ordinator of the John Moores Painting Prize opened the fair last year

``The relationship that has developed between the Williamson and Oxton Artists through this initiative has been mutually rewarding and very satisfying. The quality of work produced by local artists is undeniable and we are pleased to be a focus of activity throughout the year, but especially for this event. The Oxton Art Fair goes from strength to strength and it now represents the busiest weekend of the year at the gallery. I look forward to seeing the work that is presented as there are always surprises that make each new year an exciting opportunity.``

Colin Simpson, Principal Museum’s officer for The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum.