Annual Open Art exhibition showcases wealth of artistic local talent at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery are hosting their annual Open Art Exhibition until 10th December.

The exhibition, which is now in its 16th year, is firmly established as one of the most important open exhibitions in the north of England and attracts artists and makers from across the region.

A total of 168 artists submitted 372 works to the exhibition, a significant increase on last year, and includes artists from the age of 5 to 85.

This year’s exhibition was selected with the help of Doncaster-born artist John Sprakes, and a number of prize winners were chosen, including best image in the exhibition and best young artist (open to artists aged between 5 and 16).

Cllr Nigel Ball, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture, said: “Around 80% of the artists who submitted work for the exhibition are from Doncaster, so ‘Open Art’ provides a real opportunity for local people to professionally display their creative skills.

“Visitors to the museum will be able to enjoy around 260 works of art including everything from traditional paintings in watercolour, to portraits, abstract work, ceramics and textiles.”

Many of the works in the exhibition are for sale, and with the display ending just before Christmas ‘Open Art’ provides an opportunity to buy an original piece of art as a Christmas present.

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Last updated: 07 November 2017 11:52:24