Exeter Contemporary Open (eco) brings contemporary art to the Exeter Phoenix

The annual Exeter Contemporary Open (eco) exhibition will be at the Exeter Phoenix from Thursday, September 17 to Wednesday, November 4.

Now in its fourth year, eco is an opportunity to see a selection of challenging work by emerging talent alongside recent work by more established contemporary artists.

In addition to the opportunity to exhibit their work at this exhibition, which each year attracts thousands of visitors from all over the country, selected artists could win a number of awards sponsored by members of the regional arts and business community.

They include a prize for Best Overall Artwork, Best South West based artist (sponsored by St Austell Brewery) and Best New Media Artwork (sponsored by DNA Advertising).

Proof Magazine is also offering one artist a feature, and EyeStorm Gallery will be selecting one artist to exhibit work at its premises.

This year, there’s also a People’s Prize on offer – find out more on the People’s Republic of South Devon.

• Who’s your favourite contemporary artists? Comment’s below, please.

(image by Hayley Lock)

The 16 artists selected for the eco 09 exhibition are:
Nicola Pomery (London)
Suzanne Mooney (Bristol)
Michael Iveson (Devon)
Ben Rowe (Bristol)
Martyn Cross (Bristol)
Dara McGrath (Ireland)
Alison Sharkey (Cornwall)
Lloyd Durling (London)
Charlie Tweed (London)
Hayley Lock (Suffolk)
Susannah Douglas (Bristol)
Jane Maxwell-Hyslop (London)
Erica Scourti (Ilford)
Mat Chivers (Devon)
Pat Flynn (Manchester)
Angela Lizon (Bristol)