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TOW15 call for entries now open

deadline for submissions . 20 February 2015

. online applications must be submitted by midnight 20.2.15 .

. postal applications must be postmarked 20.2.15 .



the open west is an annual open submission exhibition inviting work from national and international artists practising contemporary and conceptual art. Work submitted can include painting, installation, film and sound, textile, photography, ceramics, drawing and print, performance, sculpture, glass, metal and plastics


Proposals for new and site specific works are considered - size limitations are according to available space


Up to 45 artists will be included in the six week exhibition, each with the possibility of showing more than one work


at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum

exhibition .16 May to 28 June 2015


apply online or download postal entry form

2015 panel - the open west curators Lyn Cluer Coleman and Sarah Goodwin, with artists Neville Gabie and Alastair Gordon


the open west 2015 offers opportunities for artists to participate in an education programme and artist talks


The Curators' Award and the University of Gloucestershire Award will be presented on the night of the private view


TOW is not merely a collection of independent visions, and personalities.  It is a complex exhibition, with multiple components, which can offer many surprises to its visitors… what creates TOW’s vitality is the sense of invitation, to explore for the enjoyment of exploration


Robert Luzar




the open west 2015 is supported by The Wilson, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham Borough Council and Griffith Clarke


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