Three Counties Open Art Exhibition 2021

Three Counties Open Art Exhibition 2021

Three Counties Open Art Exhibition 2021

Three Counties Open Art exhibition usually takes place in the beautiful and historic Burslem School of Art throughout July and August in partnership with the Burslem School of Art Trust, The City Learning Trust and Barewall Gallery. The show offers a platform for artists based in Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shrophshire and there are a range of prizes usually announced at a buzzing preview event. The exhibition is then open during the summer for the public to visit. This year, due to the uncertainties around COVID-19 and following on from last years successful virtual exhibition we will again showcase a virtual show. Again, whilst we realise that viewing work online is never as good as in 'real life' we still want to keep this important show in the diary! Appetite are also a key partner this year and they are again supporting us with the 'audience prize'. The show will of course return to Burslem School of Art in 2022 and hope to see you there.

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  • Three Counties Open Art Exhibition 2021

    Three Counties Open 2022

    08 Aug 2022 – 08 Sep 2022

    ArtsKeele is pleased to present the Three Counties Open Exhibition, taking place both online and in the stunning and historical Burslem School of Art in Stoke-on-Trent. From amateur to professional artists, we wish to celebrate art in its many forms and the ways in which it enables us to express ourselves, enrich our lives, and connects us with one another in times of sadness, joy, and everything in-between. Submissions have come from artists across Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire; this year we had nearly 200 entries of which 115 entries were selected by our judges from: Airspace Gallery; Appetite’s Supper Club; ArtUK; ArtsKeele and Barewall Gallery. We have a range of work across the disciplines of Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Textiles and Sculpture. Prizes and opportunities have been generously given by ACAVA Spode Works, Appetite, ArtsKeele, Barewall Gallery, Burslem School of Art Trust, City Learning Trust, New Vic Theatre Archive Fund, North Staffs Friends of the Earth and The Art Studio. Three Counties Open has been made possible through partnerships with ArtsKeele, Appetite, ACAVA, Burslem School of Art, Burlsem School of Art Trust Volunteers, City Learning Trust and Barewall Gallery and Keele University. Harun Morrison, guest curator for this years physical show said: “It was a pleasure to contribute to the hanging process of the Three Counties exhibition 2022, alongside Kerry Jones and Katrina Wilde. The process of thinking about the different relationships between over a hundred works in relation to each other and the architecture was endlessly challenging and stimulating. While the works have been loosely grouped in terms of post-industrial / urban, the domestic, the natural world and portraits; these categories are themselves a kind of fiction - that inevitably falls apart the more you try and reinforce them. The range of formal approaches, the diversity of subject and artists themselves speaks to an abundance of visual culture in the region. I feel this is an exhibition that warrants multiple visits, that produces multiple rich meanings depending on the rooms you move from and towards.”

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