Attenborough Prize Winners 2013
Open 24 exhibition is supported by:
Quality Solicitors Wilson Browne
2nd February – 7th April 2013
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
This popular and diverse exhibition presents a stunning array of artworks and contemporary craft by artists from Leicester, Leicestershire and the East Midlands.
The exhibition is a great barometer of creative talent in the region with a wide selection of different art forms, from landscape painting to photography, illustration and sculpture, textiles and ceramics. This years exhibition presents 350 exhibits by 243 artists.
The exhibition has two categories, the main exhibition for artists aged 19+ and the Youth Category for artists 11 - 15 and 16 - 19 years all competing for range of artists prizes including the £2000 Attenborough Prize.
This year’s panel of selectors consisted of Deirdrie Figuerado, Director of Craftspace in Birmingham, Adel Al-Salloum, Director of The Spark Children’s Arts Festival in Leicester and Lucy Phillips, Director of the Leicester Print Workshop.
Selectors for the Youth Category were, Jackie Sloan, The Mighty Creatives and Gemma Wright, Specialist College Community Arts Development Manager, Sir Jonathan North Community College.
Be a collector
The Open 24 exhibition is a perfect opportunity to start your very own art collection. Many of the works in the Open 24 are for sale and can be purchased from the museum shop.
You can also purchase artworks in the exhibition through the Own Art scheme. Own Art loans allow you to borrow from as little as £100 up to a maximum of £2,000 for the purchase of works of art by living artists.
The minimum you can borrow is £100 (monthly repayment of £10), but this can be used to cover a group of lower value items whose combined total adds up to £100 or more.
If you are buying something more valuable than £2,000 you can use an Own Art loan as a part payment. Please note that you cannot apply for multiple Own Art loans to cover the costs of a single purchase.
So why not start your collection today and support the creativity of Leicester, Leicestershire and the East Midlands.
A number of artist prizes are presented as part of Open 24, including the annual Attenborough Prize, presenting £2000 to the winning artist.
We are grateful to our supporters and sponsors for kindly donating prizes and artist opportunities for the Open 24 exhibition.
Open 24 Artist prizes:
Attenborough Prize 2013: Bryan Hible & Mark W. Russell
De Montfort Hall Prize: Barry Bulsara
Embrace Arts Prize: Elisa Panerai & Karen Eling
From Dusk 2 Dawn: Barry Bulsara
Watch Dusk 2 Dawn's interview with Barry Bulsara at Leicester Print Workshop
John E Wright: Roger & Danièle Bradley
Leicester Creative Business Depot Prize: PJ Shotbolt
Leicester Print Workshop: Christine Johnson- Hume
Leicester Museums Trust Purchase: Bryan Hible
Makers' Yard Prize: Amy Bonsor
Quality Solicitors Wilson Browne: Nanette Whiteway
Youth Open Prizes
Soft Touch Prize: Daniel Ure
The Mighty Creatives Prize: Errin Yesilkaya
Leicester Arts & Museums Learning Prize: Deepali
Open 24 is part of Open Season, a partnership with East Midlands Visual Arts Network.
For any enquiries about the Open, please contact the museum on 0116 225 4900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
East Midlands Visual Arts Network’s Open Season presents:
How to Survive the Open
Thursday 7th February
6.00pm – 8.00pm
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
Featuring art critic and journalist Jessica Lack and writer, curator and artist Gordon Dalton.
The ‘Open’ exhibition is where many artists take their first steps into the art world, work with their first curator, present to their first public audience, win their first prize, make their first sale.
Yet despite this, and a rich pedigree, which includes the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition, the John Moores Painting Prize and the London Open, the format divides opinion and has many detractors who question its quality and its relevance. Whatever your viewpoint, it is clear that the ‘Open’ generates a great deal of debate!
In partnership with five regional venues, EMVAN presents Open Season, a collectively branded programme of open submission exhibitions and a series of associated events that will consider the 'Open' from the perspective of the artist, the project manager, the curator and the critic. Each event will feature contributions from a variety of individuals.
Jessica Lack and Gordon Dalton have each carried out a written review of the Open Season exhibitions, which will be featured on www.emvan.net
To book your free place at this event call: 01332 290 606 or visit the website.
Monday - Saturday: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am - 5.00pm
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA
T: 0116 225 4900
Download Open 24 Application Forms
Applications to the Open exhibition are now closed.