Grimsby School of Art to unveil Retrospective Exhibition

A view of the impressive new Grimsby School of Art

The Grimsby School of Art will be officially opened on Tuesday 4th November with a Retrospective Performance and Exhibition and is now inviting current and former learners to submit artwork for consideration to be included.

The Grimsby School of Art has relocated to the Grimsby Institute’s Nuns Corner Campus and is celebrating its 128th anniversary, alongside the 70th Anniversary of the Grimsby Institute with a series of special events.

The new Art School will be opened by Lady Frances Sorrell, Co-Chair of the Sorrell Foundation, who piloted the National Art & Design Saturday Club in 2009, and is an advocate for the for inspiring creativity in young people.

Sir John and Lady Frances Sorrell launched their now legendary agency, Newell and Sorrell, in 1976, and were behind the groundbreaking redesigns of many of the UK’s most renowned organisations, including British Airways, the BBC, and the Royal Mail. In 1999, they established the Sorrell Foundation to help inspire creativity in schoolchildren throughout Britain by teaching the importance of good design, often from the client’s perspective.

The Exhibition will commence with a Private View before opening to the public on Friday 7th November from 11am-4pm. Saturday 8th November from 10am-1pm and then Monday 10th – Friday 14th November from 11am-4pm.  Siobhan Irwin, Grimsby School of Art’s Specialist Practitioner, who is coordinating the Exhibition, said:

“This is a very exciting opportunity for all Artists, whether they are still studying here or have studied here during it’s history, to submit their favourite work.

“There will also be an opportunity for members of the public to purchase any artwork so it really is an opportunity not-to-be-missed.”

The deadline for entries is Wednesday October 15th at 5pm. For more information about the Retrospective Exhibition and how you can get involved go to