This summer will see the first Python Arts Festival held at all four Python Galleries across the North East and North West of England from the 20 July to the 3 August 2013. The exhibition is open to all artists in the North East and North West whether professional, amateur or student. Continue reading
Submissions are invited for the 2012 LAN Open Art exhibition to be held at Oxheys Mill Studios in Preston. Entry is free to all members of LAN, so if you are not yet a member, join now whilst it’s still free.
‘likeable’ is an exhibition of sculpture and painting by 9 emerging artists and is curated by Murray O’Grady and Matilda Moors. ’likeable’ is on show now until 4th May at Supercollider | Contemporary Art Projects in Blackpool.
Supercollider | Contemporary Art Projects / FYCreatives / 154 – 158 Church Street / Blackpool / FY1 3PS Hours: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm (or by appointment).
Please note that the gallery is closed on 25th/26th April and 1st May. Supercollider apologises for any inconvenience caused.
An exciting weekend of art, poetry, music and real ale takes place in Preston from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 April 2012 as part of the North West Visual Arts Open weekends. A wide range of cultural events and activities, many of them free, are taking place in venues across the city to showcase and promote access to local and international artists and their work.
The main events take place on Saturday 28 April and include an Art Picnic at Avenham Pavilion from 2pm to 5pm where you can chat, draw and make music with artists and studio groups from across the North West. From 12pm The Harris Museum & Art Gallery is running a special series of tours, events and activities including a family-friendly pottery workshop.
The John Moores Painting Prize is back. Artists can register now for the chance to win the competition’s £25,000 first prize. The prize is an open submission competition available to all UK based artists working with paint. Previous winners have included David Hockney, Peter Doig and Lisa Milroy, with Keith Coventry joining the illustrious list and scooping the first prize in 2010.
The distinguished panel of judges for this year’s competition is ‘Young British Artist’ Fiona Banner, who was born on Merseyside; director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery, Iwona Blazwick; Spanish-born Angela de la Cruz, a former Turner Prize 2010 nominee; Turner Prize 2011 nominee ,George Shaw, and creative director of the BBC, Alan Yentob. The final deadline for artists to enter is 20 January 2012 with the winners announced on 13 September 2012. The competition will culminate in an exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery as part of the Liverpool Biennial.
For further information visit the Walker Art Gallery website