Deadline for applications: October 31, 2011
The Open West is an annual open competition and exhibition inviting work from national and international artists practising contemporary and conceptual art in the fields of painting, installation, film and sound, textile, photography, ceramics, print, drawing, performance and sculpture. There are no geographical restrictions. Provision will be made to accommodate 2D work as well as 3D. Up to 50 artists will be included in the exhibition, each with the possibility of showing more than one work.
The selected artists will show their work throughout the interior, the cloisters, the crypt and the internal gardens of Gloucester Cathedral. 2012 selectors – Daniel Chadwick, Iain Andrews, Lyn Cluer Coleman and Sarah Goodwin.
The exhibition will run from 3 – 31 March 2012.
An award of GBP500 will be made and award winner(s) will be offered a further exhibition in 2012 at the Gardens Gallery. the open west also provides the opportunity for artists to participate in an education programme, publishes a limited edition set of artists’ prints, offers an artist’s residency at the Meantime project space and runs a series of artists’ conversations during the exhibition period.
For further information: www.theopenwest.org.uk