The Open West 2015: Call for Entries






The Open West 2015 is putting out a call for entries. The exhibition will be at The Wilson Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum.

The deadline for applications is 20th February 2015 and the exhibition will be from 16th  May to 28th  June 2015. You can apply online or by post. All work is  invited from UK and international artists aged 18 and over

Curators : Lyn Cluer Coleman and Sarah Goodwin

Guest selectors: Neville Gabie and Alastair Gordon

The open west is inviting submissions from national and international artists and makers practising contemporary and conceptual art inclusive of painting, installation, film and sound, textile, photography, ceramics, print, drawing, performance, sculpture, glass, metal and plastics.

Up to 45 shortlisted artists will be selected and the exhibition will run for a six week period from 16 May to 28 June 2015, at the new purpose built galleries at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum. There will be an opportunity for selected artists to participate in an educational programme and a day of artist talks at The Wilson.

Ambitious curatorial vision – the open west is an exhibition well worth the trip to Cheltenham. It offers a bold vision by its curators and a fresh and current insight into contemporary art practice. Artlyst, June 2014

The panel of selectors for 2015 will include the curators Lyn Cluer Coleman and Sarah Goodwin, and artists Alastair Gordon and Neville Gabie. The Curators’ Award and the University of Gloucestershire Award will be announced on the Private View night of Friday 15 May 2015.

Full application details can be seen at along with information and images from the open west’s previous six exhibitions at The Wilson, the National Trust’s Newark Park, Gloucester Cathedral and the University of Gloucestershire.

The open west is a not for profit organisation dedicated to providing opportunities for emerging, mid-career and established artists.

Sarah Goodwin
Lyn Cluer Coleman

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