Town Hall Open 2018
July 21, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Saturday 21 July - Saturday 15 September
Exhibition Launch: Saturday 21 July 12 - 2pm
Town Hall Arts second annual Open Exhibition invited artists at all stages of their careers, working in any contemporary art media, to submit recent work for exhibition at Trowbridge Town Hall. On display throughout the Town Hall are the successful works of art, carefully chosen by a panel of judges: Anita Taylor, Ali Brown and members of the Town Hall Arts team.
For the second time, our selected Open 2018 offers an incredible mixture of emerging artists and established names, in the very heart of Trowbridge. This exciting, diverse exhibition, varies in medium from sculpture, installation, painting and photography.
As part of our Arts Open process we offered prizes to help support our local and national artists. First and Second Prizes have now been awarded and the winning artists will be invited to exhibit in our main gallery in January 2019.
First Prize £500 plus a place as the featured artist in an exhibition at Town Hall Arts in January 2019
Second Prize 500 postcards sponsored by Avon Printing Services, plus a place as a supporting artist in an exhibition at Town Hall Arts in January 2019
The People’s Choice Prize £250 – To be announced on Saturday 15th September at 1.30 pm.
The artists represent those right at the beginning of their careers as well as those who are well-established. We hope you find a piece you enjoy from the wide works. We invite members of the public to vote for their favourite in our Peoples Choice by using the voting postcards provided in the galleries. The winner will be announced at 1.30pm on 15th September, the final day of the exhibition. Voting closes at 4pm on Friday 14 September.
Most works are for sale, giving you the opportunity to own original artworks by new and leading artists. Not only does this support the artist but in return, enables Town Hall Arts to continue providing for the community, as a beacon of arts, culture and heritage learning.
To close the exhibition we will have a gathering, with refreshments for artists and their guests, from 12.30pm. Please do take the opportunity to come along and meet with other artists.
The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced at 1.30pm after which you will be welcome to collect your work. Alternatively you can collect work on Monday 17 / Tuesday 18 September between 10am and 4pm.