The Waterloo Art Exhibition

The Waterloo 15th Art Exhibition was organised in 2022 by Karen Evans. Karen has been a volunteer committee member for the Friends of Old Christ Church since 2008 and in past years has organised the The Waterloo Craft, Antique and Collectors fairs and also help organise The Waterloo flea market and Vintage Fair. Organising the Annual Art Exhibition was important to Karen as it was the first event she and her mum Shirley Evans (Deceased 2013) attend in 2007 selling their handmade cards and crafts. The 15th Waterloo Art Exhibition received over 500 hangings and over two weekends our visitors voted for what they thought was best in show. The winner of the best painting went to Norma Schofield with one of her entries called “Feathers” an Oil on Canvas, Norma received £100 prize. The best photographic entry was won by Emma Louise Hendry and Hayley Brennon who shared the £50 cash prize with their powerful collaboration called “Breathe” that won by a total landslide.

Winner 2022 — Oil Painting “Feathers” by Norma Schofield

The proceeds from the art exhibition raffle 2022 was donated to RASA Merseyside an organisation based in Bootle that supports survivors of Rape and Sexual Abuse. (photograph below) We would like to thank all the entrants for the work submitted that made the 2022 exhibition a resounding success and thanks also to all our volunteers and visitors who make is all possible. We look forward to seeing what is in store for 2023 and hope you will all join us again for another outstanding exhibition. Applicants wishing to submit their work for 2023, please email for the attention of Karen Evans. All application forms will be distributed on 1st June to Artists and photographers on our database and application must be in by 30th June 2023. Entries received after this date will not be entered into the prize draw. See below our poster for 2023 and more information on this years event. We thank you for your continued support. The Friends of Old Christ Church


The 16th Waterloo Art Exhibition 2023

A Two Weekend Event
Saturday 15th July & Sunday 16th July
Saturday 22nd July & Sunday 23rd July
10:30AM – 3:30 PM
Oil paintings or art work may be in any media. Prints, photographs, collage and other methods are accepted, but must be suitable for hanging.
PRIZES There will be £100 for the best painting and £50 for the best photograph awarded from votes cast by members of the public.
Display Fees: UNDER REVIEW
We do not take commission on sales of art work.

For Application Form & Terms & Conditions
Contact Event Organiser: Karen Evans Vice Chair
Final date for entries is 30th June 2023
(late application’s will not be entered into the prize draws)


The Waterloo art exhibition first organised in 2007 by Chairman John Bramham it is one of the first events The Friends of Old Christ Church hosted. In later years Marie Curtis took over the organisation in 2008 until sadly she died 11th March 2022. Marie will be remember for the valuable work she did as a volunteer committee member not only for the work she did for the art exhibition but for many other events she help with.

Marie Curtis Event Organiser 2008-2021
Marie Curtis makes a sale to
Ernest Evans 2007