Vivacity's Open Exhibition is a visual arts competition, open to all artists who have made work in the last 2 years. Entered works are judged by esteemed panel of arts representatives, and the selected works are professionally curated into a show at Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery.
An exciting platform for creatives which celebrates the best in visual arts, this year’s Open Exhibition marks the 4th edition of its kind. This year Vivacity have welcomed 600 entries from over 240 artists across the UK as well as and a handful from outside the UK. We have recognised works from artists who have entered in previous years, yet have also seen a large proportion of new entrants and emerging artists who are in the early stages of their career.
As a competition that offers a wide scope for those who enter, it is only appropriate that the panel of judges reflected the breadth of possibilities available in the arts. As a freelance curator and consultant, Katherine Wood works on a range of projects with artists, venues and local authorities across the UK, specialising in visual arts services building connections between artists and audiences. Director of the Royal Society of Sculptors, Caroline Worthington brought a wealth of knowledge gained while leading two independent non-profit cultural organisations, having worked with artists such as Gavin Turk, Laura Ford, and Joana Vasconcelos. Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery Director and Chairperson of Drogheda Arts Festival, Aoife Ruane is an experienced curator of modern and contemporary art, working with Highlanes permanent collection and dynamic programme of temporary exhibitions.