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the open west 2014

The Wilson | 3 May to 1 June


artist talks on Sunday 11 May

10.45am to 5.00pm


7 artists talk about their work in the exhibition and give an overview of their artistic practice - an opportunity to gain insight into their working methods and how they develop their ideas. Each artist will show images and there will be a chance for discussion after each presentation.


taking part: Andrew Bruce (photography), Ruth Murray (painting), Vera Boele Keimer (drawing installation), Seamus Staunton (sculpture), Mitra Saboury (live art and video), Chris Dunseath (sculpture) and Dan Young (painting).


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numbers are limited, reservations in advance please, either by PayPal or credit/debit card using this link (student discount available) or email group bookings to info@theopenwest.org.uk - on receipt of payment the open west will send confirmation of booking


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the open west 2014 panel (curators Lyn Cluer Coleman and Sarah Goodwin, with guest selectors Anita Taylor and Virgile Ittah) has selected 44 artists from an extensive international submission of entries; each will be showing recent or site specific work in the new galleries of The Wilson in Cheltenham


Katja Angeli
David Baumflek
Vera Boele-Keimer
Sasha Bowles
Jessie Brennan
Andrew Bruce
Jelena Bulajic
Sheng Tsang Chen
Michal (Michaela) Cole
Yvonne Crossley
Lewis Davidson
Ellie Davies
James Elliott Dixon
Chris Dunseath
Pennie Elfick
Vanessa Enriquez and Ilya Noé
Harumi Foster
Jude Freeman
Neill Fuller
Alastair Gordon
Glynn Griffiths
Dan Hampson
Paul Handley
Marguerite Horner
Jarik Jongman
Young Joo Kim
Shira and Gabriel Klasmer
Frank Leuwer
Ruth Murray
James O'Hanlon
Tom Ormond
Lisa Pettibone
Julia Romano
Mitra Saboury
Philip Sanderson
Wendy Saunders
Lisa Slominski
Seamus Staunton
Helen Sturgess
David Teager-Portman
Peter Webster
Stella Whalley
Dan Young
Lian Zhang

the open west 2014 will offer an opportunity for artists to participate in an education programme; residency; workshop and a day of artists talks. A catalogue is published each year. Three awards will be offered:

Curators' Award - £500 |  University of Gloucestershire Award - £500 | The Wilson Award - solo exhibition, Cheltenham, September 2014

the open west is an annual open competition and 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, print, drawing, performance, sculpture, glass, metal and plastics.


the open west 2014 is supported by The Wilson, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham Borough Council and Griffith Clarke


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