ArtSway Open 09

21 Nov 2009 – 24 Jan 2010

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Lymington, United Kingdom


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  • ArtSway is just opposite Sway station which is on the London (Waterloo) to Weymouth line.

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ArtSway Open 09


ArtSway is pleased to announce the return of our highly-popular annual Open exhibition. Each year the ArtSway Open brings together local, national and international artists, displaying the highest quality contemporary visual art in a wide range of media, and covering a broad variety of themes. Applications are accepted from all artists of all levels, from all stages of their career. The Open aims to reflect the range of activity artists use today. ArtSway places no restrictions on content or choice of media and artists are encouraged to enter examples that best reflects their current practice and artistic direction. This year ArtSway received over 500 entries for the Open, with the eventual winner receiving a prize of a solo exhibition at ArtSway, with full curatorial, mentoring and marketing support for their exhibition. The winner of Open 08 was London-based artist and recent RCA graduate, Benjamin Beker. His photographic exhibition, Monuments, currently on show at ArtSway, attempts to ‘de-historicise' various Serbian monuments and interiors, and fittingly precedes this year's Open. Benjamin was also one of four members on this year's selection panel, along with ArtSway's Curator Peter Bonnell, Amanda Farr, Director of Oriel Davies Gallery, and current ArtSway Artist in Residence, Christopher Orr. Exhibition Associated Events: Private View and Artist Reception Saturday 21 November 2009, 2pm - 5pm Join us for the opening of ArtSway Open 09, with a chance to talk to a number of the participating artists about their work. FREE: All Welcome. Artists' Professional Development Day Saturday 5 December 2009, 2pm - 5pm ArtSway Associates Simon Faithfull, boredomresearch (Paul Smith and Vicky Isley), and Emilia Telese will be at ArtSway during the Open 09 exhibition for an afternoon of talks to discuss their individual practices and career progression, offering advice on professional artistic development and answering any questions you may have about becoming a professional artist. FREE: Booking Essential. Gallery Talk and Winner Announcement Saturday 12 December 2009 at 2pm Join ArtSway Director Mark Segal and Curator Peter Bonnell for an informal tour of Open 09 and a discussion of selected works in the exhibition. Following the tour the winner of Open 09 will be announced by Peter Lashmar, whose organisation Lashmars Accountants of Lymington has sponsored ArtSway's annual Open exhibition since 2006. The winner of Open 09 receives a prize of a solo exhibition at ArtSway in 2010. FREE: All Welcome. Tax and Accountancy Advice Day for Artists Saturday 16 January 2010, 10am - 4pm Artists are offered the opportunity of free tax and accountancy advice from Peter Lashmar, owner of Lashmars Accountants of Lymington and sponsor of the ArtSway Open 09. The day will comprise of ten half-hour slots between 10am and 4pm. FREE: Booking Essential. Portfolio Day Friday 22 January 2010, 10am - 4pm Ten half-hour slots for artists from all backgrounds for critiques, portfolio reviews and career advice from ArtSway Director Mark Segal. COST: £5 per person. Booking Essential. For press images, interviews, and further information, or to book a place on any of the above events, please contact Jack Lewis on 01590 682260 x16 or email: jack.lewis@artsway.org.uk ArtSway, Station Road, Sway, nr Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 6BA W: www.artsway.org.uk E: mail@artsway.org.uk T: +44 (0)1590 682260 ArtSway is open Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm. Admission is free.


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