The 15th Black Swan Arts Open – an annual selling competition for original artwork – will showcase a wealth of talent from established and emerging artists from across the south-west and nationally.
Since 2002, the Open has established a reputation for attracting some of the very best contemporary artists and artworks and for selecting diverse and original pieces. A record-breaking 921 entries were received this year, with work covering a range of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, photography, sculpture, moving image, multimedia and textiles.
The invited panel of judges includes broadcaster Mariella Frostrup, artist Seamus Nicolson, Gary Sangster (Drawing Projects UK), Stephen Snoddy (New Art Gallery, Walsall) and Dea Vanagan (Hauser & Wirth Somerset).
The Black Swan Arts Open offers a unique opportunity to see the wide range of artistic talent in the area all in one venue, and buy their work.
Preview evening Wednesday 1 November, 6 – 8pm, all welcome.