First held in 2006, the Exeter Contemporary Open is one of the UK’s most prominent regional contemporary art competitions, culminating in an annual exhibition at Exeter Phoenix, the South West’s foremost multi-artform venue and exhibition centre. Exeter Contemporary Open provides an important national platform for contemporary visual art with an emphasis on supporting new and emerging talent alongside more established artists.
Problems of food waste, poor nutrition and associated social issues are ever-present throughout the UK and beyond.
A large-scale bronze sculpture by Indigenous Australian artist Judy Watson recently fabricated by creative studio UAP, is now on public display at the entrance to the Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Queensland, Australia.
Contemporary art gallery White Moose, based in Barnstaple, has just been awarded a grant of just under £15,000 by the Arts Council England National Lottery fund. The money will enable White Moose – co-owned by Julie Gavin and Stella Levy – to commission ground-breaking artist Marcus Lanyon to create his first solo show, a thought provoking and at times disturbing, exhibition ‘Age of Panic.’
Martin Bush’s Hidden Inspiration exhibition at the Hidden Olive at Plymouth’s Barbican is inspired by not what we see but what we feel.
A major exhibition at National Museum Cardiff celebrating the work of one of Britain’s most renowned abstract artists, Gillian Ayres. This is the largest exhibition of Ayres’s work ever seen in the UK, opening on Saturday 8 April. It tells the untold story of the influence of Wales on her life and work.
Jessica Burgess from Norwich has won this year’s Young Artist Award in the prestigious Lynn Painter-Stainers national art competition. She wins £4,000 for her oil and acrylic collage, Victoria.