The Open 2022, an exciting exhibition providing a showcase for artists living and working in the West Midlands, is now officially open and Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum has been inundated with fabulous reviews from visitors so far. Here are just a few:
“What a wonderful, diverse selection of exhibits, something of everything, large and small. What talent and imagination”
“My second visit and I’ve seen even more beauty!”
“Love it! A vibrant show”
“Excellent standard of work”
Last seen in 2019, the Open has been a regular and popular feature of Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum’s (LSAG&M) programme since the 1930s. Open 2022 is an eclectic mix of artistic forms, with previous ‘Opens’ featuring, amongst others, sculpture, photography, installation pieces, computer generated imagery and textiles.
An independent panel of judges have selected artworks for the exhibition and the winner of the Open 2022 Award was awarded on launch night. Mark Elsmore has won £1,000 for his stunning watercolour Gouache entitled ‘Playlist’. You can see his work on display now.
The exhibition provides an opportunity to vote for your favourite artwork, which will receive the People’s Choice Award of £500. Visitors can vote for their favourite piece of art by filling in a voting slip. Voting closes on Sunday 11th December.
Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum Open 2022 – Friday 7th October – Sunday 8th January | Opening Times: Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm
Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum website: www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalpumprooms/site/index.php
Open 2022 webpage: