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

Update Autumn 2023.

Application for membership will be considered on an annual basis. An applicant’s selection will be considered as following:-  

– Be a practising artist of proven ability with background in exhibiting at selective exhibitions, shows & art fairs etc.

– Membership s open to people living on and around the Wirral and which allows them to be actively involved in the life of the Society and have some knowledge of the Society and its aims e.g., by visiting Society exhibitions or WSA website.

– Upon acceptance into the Society new members will be expected to contribute to the general running, i.e. stewarding at exhibitions, help with hand in days and various other WSA tasks. Please submit application form which can be found here, to the Society email address

– WSA would kindly request all applicants wishing to be considered for new membership, bring their art work and portfolio along with completed application form to The Williamson Art Gallery. Work for consideration to be delivered from the 2nd March 2024 and no later than the 8th March 2024. Applicants to collect works on or around the 9th March 2024, or soon thereafter. Please note: the Society can in no way be held responsible for artwork, which is left at the Art Gallery at the artist own risk.


The fee for membership is £20 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.