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.
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.