Student artwork goes on display at The Mailbox

Donna Trim, Solihull School and Tarah Hewitt, The Mailbox_2 (1)A series of striking photographs taken by A-Level art students at Solihull School have been unveiled at Birmingham’s premier lifestyle and shopping destination, The Mailbox. 

The photography display, which was officially unveiled Thursday 10 July, has been selected from the coursework of Solihull School’s A-Level art students and is being displayed around The Mailbox  throughout the summer.

The 29 unique photographs are being exhibited on The Mailbox’s temporary hoardings, which are located around the scheme during its current renovations.

Tarah Hewitt, marketing manager at The Mailbox, said: “Whilst the extensive refurbishment takes place behind the scenes, we took the opportunity of having a unique blank canvas to surprise and entertain our customers when they visit stores and restaurants in The Mailbox which are still open.

“We were so impressed with the standard of students’ work we decided to partner with Solihull School for this project – in fact I actually increased the size of the exhibition to accommodate a few additional images! This is a stunning display which I’m sure our visitors will enjoy over the summer as we continue working towards making The Mailbox even better.

“As all of our bars, restaurants, major stores, hotels and salons are still open, The Mailbox remains one of Birmingham’s most popular lifestyle destinations and I hope our visitors enjoy the display during their summer visits!”

Donna Trim, Head of Art and Design at Solihull School, said: “We are very grateful to The Mailbox for giving our students their first taste of a live art exhibition. The students all worked incredibly hard on their final pieces for their A-Levels and to be told that they would also get the chance to exhibit at such a well-known Birmingham landmark was the icing on the cake. As a teacher, it’s great to see the students so excited and I’m delighted that people visiting the city will be able to see and enjoy their hard work.”

The Mailbox’s redevelopment will see major enhancements to the retail side, a brand new store for Harvey Nichols and luxury cinema operator, Everyman opening on the premises later this year. The three screen, 12,000 sq ft cinema will offer the very latest in digital project and also feature a fully licenced bar with fine wines, champagnes, beers and cocktails, as well as an enhanced food offering.

Solihull School is an independent day school for girls and boys aged 7 – 18 years. For more information about the school please visit For more information about The Mailbox please go to