May 6, 2017 12NOON - 3PM

David Barlow

This joint exhibition celebrates the work of two former Wolverhampton Grammar School teachers who have enjoyed success as exhibiting artists.


The exhibition will be held in our Viner Gallery on the following dates:

  • Thursday 27th April, between 5.30pm – 8pm
  • Saturday 6th May, between 12noon and 3pm

Michael Astwick was a former student and Head of Art and Design at Wolverhampton Grammar School between 1978 and 1991. Working in distinct styles, Michael’s work shows an affection for the masters of English watercolour, and expresses a desire to capture the freshness, atmosphere and structure of various parts of the British Isles.

David Barlow was Head of Theology and Philosophy at Wolverhampton Grammar School between 1991 and 2005 and upon retirement has taken up the paintbrush. David strives to depict the extraordinary significance of industrial working class life, in historically accurate, imaginative and often stark ways.

Venue: Viner Gallery, Wolverhampton Grammar School

Contact: If you are unable to make the viewing dates, please email Gail Evans gle@wgs-sch.net to arrange a personal viewing.

PARKING: To ensure minimum disruption to our local residents during this exhibition we ask that you park in the dedicated car park on the main school grounds and take the short walk to the Viner Gallery in the Arts and Drama building. Please do not park or collect your child from the residential roads surrounding the school including Merridale Lane and Merridale Avenue. Staff will be on hand to direct you if necessary.



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