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Edward Sellman, Ascension, Oil. Photograph © Stephen Lynch - Artwork © the artist
The Attenborough Prize Winner 2011. Edward Sellman, 'Ascension', Oil on canvas.

Creative Art Workshops     The Attenborough Prize 2011 

Open 23
12th November 2011 – 8th January 2012
(This exhibition is now closed)
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.

All the artworks are for sale, providing a perfect opportunity to start your very own art collection. This year’s selectors are Jamie Scott, Artist and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, De Montfort University, Gurminder Sikand, Artist and Simon Lake, Senior Curator of Art, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery.

The Open 23 exhibition is supported by:
Tassell Design and Quality Solicitors Wilson Browne

Open 23 artist prizes kindly supported by:
Castle Park Heritage & Arts Festival, DeMontfort Hall, Embrace Arts, LCB Depot, Leicester Print Workshop, Martin and Robert Carswell, Phoenix Square, The Great Central [Gallery & Studios] and The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Leicester.


Arts & Museums Learning: Creative Art Workshops
Saturday 3rd, 10th & 17th December
8 – 13 years: 10.30am – 12.00noon
12 – 17 years: 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Sunday 4th, 11th & 18th December
0 – 2 years: 10.30am – 12.00noon
3 – 7 years: 1.30pm – 3.00pm
Friday 23rd December: Free Drop-In Family
Workshop, 10.30am – 3.00pm
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

Be inspired by the Open 23 exhibition and join us for exciting and creative workshops.

Each week we will introduce a variety of art and craft techniques to explore, creating original and imaginative artworks. Make sure you dress for mess, old clothes recommended for adults and children.

Workshops are age specific to cater for the level and content of the workshop. All children under 8 years must be accompanied by a parent/carer. Pre-booking essential, £3.00 for activities (light refreshments provided).

To book please call 0116 223 2065 or email 

Visitor Information:

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA

Free admission

Opening Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 10.00am – 5.00pm, Sunday: 11.00am – 5.00pm

T: 0116 225 4900

Open 23 Application Forms available to download below:

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