Summer Open 2024

12 Jul 2024 – 10 Aug 2024

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

Free admission

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Gallagher & Turner are hosting their fourth Summer Open Submission Exhibition, featuring 57 artists and 71 artworks. A rare opportunity to see and support a diverse spread of local talent.


The Summer Open is a rare opportunity to see and celebrate such a spread of diverse local talent, selected from 186 entries, and featuring artists and makers from Alnwick to York. This year’s exhibition will include established artists such as Alfons Bytautas, Paul Merrick and Jennifer Douglas, alongside recent graduates such as Northumbria University’s Jasmine Nattrass.  

Previous Open Exhibitions have been a great way for the gallery to meet new artists and have forged ongoing relationships, as with artist and illustrator Deborah Snell and textile artists Rhiannon Robinson.

Clare Turner, who founded the gallery in 1990 with Paul Gallagher, explains their selection:

‘We hosted our first Open Exhibition in 2019 and this will be our fourth. We are looking for quality work that makes us smile and brings us joy. We are excited to bring all these artworks together and celebrate the North East’s talented artists and creators.’

You can expect to see painting, sculpture, drawing, collage, print, ceramics, and textiles, along with subject matter ranging from the North Easts’ shipyard industries, to landscapes, seascapes, portraits and abstract works.

Free exhibition. All works are available for sale.

Selected Artists: Olamide Adesola, Nick Banks, Harry Bell , Emma Bennett, Mr Mark R Bletcher, Tanya Bentham, Joanna Bourne, Alfons Bytautas, Hannah Campion, Marilou Chagnaud, Andrew Cheetham, Chun-Chao Chiu, Rae Clarke, Qi Fang Colbert, Janet E Davis, Lewis Dimmick, Seanna Doonan, Jennifer Douglas, Dotty Earl, Katy Fortune, Andrew Frith, Ceri Green, Peter Hanmer, Bethan Harris, Imogen Hawgood, Lawrie Hutcheon, Peter Hanmer, Wendy Rose Heath, Jayne Johnson, Stuart Jones, Bernadette Koranteng, Maria Laffey, Paul Merrick, Jasmine Nattrass, Kevin Petrie, Rhiannon Robinson, Beth J Ross, Jane Sanders, Lucy May Schofield , Holly Magdalene Scott, Kate Miller, Richard Scott, Deborah Snell, Helen Shaddock, Kate Sweeney, Elizabeth Talbot, Errol Theunissen, Anna Turnbull, Åse Vikse, Claire Ward, Lucy Waters, Brenda Watson, Katie Watson, Caitlin Whitaker, Andrew Winnard, Lesley Wood, Sam Wood, Yixue Yang


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