The FPS Open is an annual event that brings over 40 FPS members and guest artists together to create an exciting and inclusive exhibition of the UK's best new and established artists. The event is open to all fine artists and there is no restriction of concept, style or medium.
This year will again feature the coveted Roy Rasmussen Award for best in show and will be in association with Wines Hungary and the Albert Kennedy Trust.
ABOUT THE FREE PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS
FPS is an artist lead organisation based at the Menier Gallery that supports and promotes artists to develop their work on their own terms. The group builds long-term relationships with artists and promotes the dialogue and exchange of ideas within the visual arts through annual exhibitions and events.
Established in 1952, FPS was originally associated with the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts). Founding members featured many high profile and influential artists, including Roy Rasmussen, Lyall Watson and Maurice Jadot who feature in the permanent Tate Collection.
FPS played a significant part in the establishment of abstract art in the 1950's and 60's and was the first of a number of post war movements that freed artists from the orthodoxy of rigid and purely technical judgements. This ethos continues today and we welcome applications from talented artists at all stages of their career.
Lead Curator and Exhibitions Manager