The Open West 2013

12 October - 6 November

After six successful weeks at the National Trust's Newark Park ("a triumph of sensitive and visionary curation, fading grandeur and decaying splendour") the annual open competition and exhibition, the open west 2013 comes to Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum.

The exhibition shows work of the forty six selected artists, some is new site specific work, but all re-imagined for the museum site following its significant new build and re-development.


The themes of making and materiality resonate strongly with Cheltenham's important Arts & Crafts collections. Artists work is shown throughout the new building and existing galleries, some pieces set within the museum’s collections.


Curated by Lyn Cluer Coleman and Sarah Goodwin, the exhibition crosses a wide spectrum of art disciplines; from contemporary portraiture to cgi video, from feather structures to concrete still life and ceramic tableaux, from digital tapestry to complex drawing structures, from site specific architectural investigations to ephemeral sculptures. 

Artists’ Discussion 

Saturday 12 October, 10am-4.30pm


Free, but limited space


David Hamilton, Paula MacArthur, Rob Miller, Kim Francis, Nigel Massey, Tracey Rowledge, Virgil Ittah/Hitomi Kai Yoda and Wycliffe Stutchbury, discuss their working practice.

Open daily 9.30am - 5.15pm
(Closed on 25 & 26 December, 1 January and Easter Sunday)

Admission free

Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Clarence Street
GL50 3JT
Tel: 01242 237431