AboutEastern Open 2009 - 40th Anniversary Exhibition
Shakespeare Barn, Fermoy Gallery, Red Barn & Old Warehouse Galleries 28 March - 16 May.
This year's Eastern Open is our biggest ever and is celebrating its 40th birthday showcasing a range of contemporary art and media once again from the Eastern region. Artists from 7 counties have been selected by a distinguished panel of judges - 4 for the 40th for the first time ever! These are Dr Sook-Kyung Lee, Exhibitions & Displays Curator, Tate Liverpool; Alison McFarlane, Executive Director & Head of Visual Arts, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Nicholas Usherwood, Writer, Curator and Features Editor, Galleries Magazine and Judith Wyss of the Wyss Foundation USA.
For this special anniversary event, with the generosity of local sponsors, we have been able to offer 40 fabulous prizes including a £3,000 cash prize and 39 cash and non-cash awards. Brand new also for this year we have included a special opportunity to show the work of artists working in film/video/animation and digital media. With a record breaking ceiling of works accepted overall, anticipating 100 for every decade, please come along and join us in wishing the Eastern Open a very Happy 40th Birthday!