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Exhibitions

Wiltshire Creative – SUMMER OPEN EXHIBITION 2021

Two-part Sum­mer Open Exhi­bi­tion 2021 pro­vid­ing a plat­form for artists at all stages of their cre­ative careers.

Celebrating Creativity in Salisbury and Southwest

Wiltshire Creative – SUMMER OPEN EXHIBITION 2021

Picture This & Small Pictures
Dates: 13 July – 4 September 2021
Based in the City of Salisbury, Wiltshire Creative draws audiences from across the county and beyond. As part of the Visual Arts programme each summer we seek to showcase work that has been created locally. Building on the success of our previous Summer Open Exhibitions, we are once more providing a platform for the great variety of talent which flourishes in and around the county of Wiltshire.
After the difficult year we have had Wiltshire Creative has decided to approach our Summer Open Exhibition slightly differently. Over the past year we have had to cancel many exhibitions whilst being aware of the huge surge of lockdown creativity. Our two-part Summer Open Exhibition 2021 addresses this by providing a platform for artists at all stages of their creative careers. This year’s exhibition will offer the chance to see a variety of photographic styles in ‘Picture This’, as well as myriad media and approaches presented in ‘Small Pictures’. Artworks in this exhibition will be available to purchase.
‘Picture This' is a selection of works created by the members of Salisbury Photography Club. This exhibition was originally planned for January and presents 54 works by club members as an exploration of many photographic genres, with the aim of showcasing photography as an important art form. This exhibition was selected by Tony Oliver ARPS CPAGB BPE4*, Dr Jane Osbourne LRPS and Mirka Golden-Hann. We are very pleased to be able to share it with you now.
‘Small Pictures’ presents a kaleidoscope of creativity responding to the open call out to all South West based artists. You can expect to see painting, drawing, photography, textiles, wood, mixed-media, ceramics, and more all presented within a maximum frame size of 25cmx35cm. This exhibition introduces 126 pieces which were selected from 215 submitted entries by Jonathan Mansfield – Artist, Painter and Deputy Director of Pound Arts, Corsham, Megan Smith –Artist and Young Arts Voice, and Sally Firino – Artist, Head of Art Department at Burgate School and A legendary art teacher.
Artist Elizabeth Hammond said: “Thank you so much for accepting my work for the upcoming exhibition, this has made my day!”
This year we have two artists’ prizes: the winner of the Memory Fine Art Prize will receive £200 and an opportunity to exhibit at Memory Fine Art Gallery, Salisbury. This prize is decided by the public vote.
The winner of the Noble Arts Prize will be selected by Sharon Noble of Noble Arts Supplies and will be awarded to the best under 25’s entry.
Salisbury Arts Centre is Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 3pm and we are very much looking forward to seeing you there.

Arts Centre is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 3pm at Salisbury Arts Centre.