About20 November 2010 - 23 January 2011
Preview: Saturday 20 November 2010, 2pm-5pm
Gallery Talk and Winner Announcement: Saturday 15 January 2011 at 3pm
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 artists of all levels, from all stages of their career, working across all disciples.
The Open aims to reflect the range of activity artists use today. ArtSway carefully considers the idea of placing no restrictions on content or choice of media, and artists are encouraged to enter examples that best reflects their current practice and direction. This year ArtSway received almost 400 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 â09 was London-based painter Dolly Thompsett. Her solo exhibition, New Paintings, is currently at ArtSway until 7 November 2010, and fittingly preceeds this year's Open. Dolly was also one of three members on this year's selection panel, along with ArtSway's Curator Peter Bonnell and Judy Adam, former Visual Arts Co-ordinator at Salisbury Arts Centre.
Previous winners include Laura Green and Benjamin Beker, who have both used the accolade of Open winner to great advantage in the subsequent development of their careers.
NB: Many works in ArtSway Open 2010 are for sale. ArtSway is a member of the Own Art scheme, designed to make it easy and affordable for everyone to buy and collect artworks. Loans are available through a 0% loan to the value of £2000, repayable over 10 monthly instalments. Typical 0% APR. Full terms and conditions can be found at: www.ownart.org.uk
ArtSway is one of fifteen galleries nationwide chosen by Arts Council England to be part of an online store for contemporary visual art in partnership with CultureLabel.com. You can view ArtSway's shop at: www.artsway.culturelabel.com
Subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Applications must be least 18 years old. ArtSway is a licensed broker of Own Art loans. Registered address: ArtSway, Station Road, Sway, Hampshire, SO41 6BA, United Kingdom.
Exhibition Associated Events:
Private View and Artist Reception: Welcome Speeches
Saturday 20 November 2010 at 3pm
Join us for a special reception for the artists selected for ArtSway Open 2010. There will be a welcome given by ArtSway Director Mark Segal, with the exhibition officially being opened by Peter Lashmar. Lashmars Accountants of Lymington has sponsored ArtSway's annual Open exhibition since 2006. FREE: All Welcome.
Open Studios at ArtSway
Saturday 20 November 2010, 2pm - 5pm
To coincide with the first day of Open 2010, ArtSway's studio residents are opening their workshops for the day. Come along and talk to the artists about their practice, and perhaps find a one-of-a-kind gift in time for Christmas. FREE: All Welcome.
Friday 10 December 2010, 10am - 4pm
Ten half-hour slots for artists from all backgrounds for critiques, portfolio reviews and career advice from ArtSway Curator Peter Bonnell and ArtSway Associate artist Alistair Gentry. COST: £5 per person. Booking Essential.
Gallery Talk and Winner Announcement
Saturday 15 January 2011 at 3pm
Join ArtSway Director Mark Segal and Curator Peter Bonnell for an informal tour of Open 2010 and a discussion of selected works in the exhibition. Following the tour the winner of Open 2010 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 2010 receives a prize of a solo exhibition at ArtSway in 2011. FREE: All Welcome.
ArtSway is a unique place in the UK's New Forest to see, discuss, make and engage with contemporary visual art. A purpose-built and architecturally important gallery space hosts a changing programme of exhibitions and wide-ranging creative opportunities for all.
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ArtSway is open: Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm. Admission is free.
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