Interested in becoming a member of the Wirral Society of Arts?

The WSA has been in existence since 1948 and aspires to be the premier organisation for the fine arts on the Wirral. Current or recent initiatives include the launch of the Society’s website, a move to digital administration and a drive to invite more of the talented artists in the region to become members.

Advantages of becoming a WSA member

The WSA has a long-standing relationship with the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum. Each year, the Williamson hosts a WSA prize exhibition, alternating Open and Members Only opportunities, year by year. Members have the benefit of reduced entry fees for the Open exhibitions as well as the privilege of seeing their selected works hang in this wonderful, recently refurbished gallery. See your work in a new light!

Application procedure

Application procedure for membership of the Wirral Society of Arts

There are four selection meetings each year. Any artist wishing to apply for membership of the Society should initially complete the ‘Application for membership’ form and email it to the Society ideally at least two weeks before the next meeting. The relevant dates are shown on the form.

The next stage is to deliver at least three works along with sketchbooks or any other supporting documents to the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Slatey Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH43 4UK, on the day of the meeting or the previous day between 10am and 5pm.

The next selection meeting will be on 22 March 2018. The Application Form should be emailed by 17th March at the very latest and ideally before 8th March to and work delivered to the Williamson on either 21st or 22nd March (10am-5pm).

Your work should then be collected from the Williamson on 23rd March or as soon as possible after that (10am-5pm).

Click here to download the Application for membership form.


The fee for membership is £10 per annum and payable by standing order on 1st April each year.

All applications are considered in confidence by the committee and membership acceptance requires the support of a majority of committee members.