Castlefield Gallery Director will sit on selection committee for the 1st Manchester Open Exhibition

Posted on 15 July 2019

HOME, Manchester’s centre for international contemporary art, film and theatre, has announced the launch of the first Manchester Open Exhibition, a major new celebration of the creative talent of Greater Manchester residents.

Entry to this major open-submission art show opens on Monday 15 July to anyone who lives in Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford or Wigan. It is the first region-wide exhibition of its type to welcome entries from people of any background and level of experience, including established professionals, new and emerging talent, enthusiastic amateurs and first-time artists.

The Manchester Open Exhibition 2020 will bring together artwork including paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, digital and mixed media, video and audio, spoken word, performance and more. Applicants can submit as an individual or a group via a specially designed online application form.

All submitted artwork will be judged and curated by a selection committee chosen for their unique perspectives and their belief in the power of art to inspire and unite communities: Jamil Abdulkader, Age Friendly Manchester Board member; Monique Jarret, one of the Directors & Co-Founders of TripleC; Anne Louise Kershaw, Community & Outreach Programme Producer at HOME; Bren O’Callaghan, Curator, HOME; Mario Popham, photographer and curator currently developing a visual arts program at Waterside Arts Centre; Kate Vokes Trustee of the Oglesby Charitable Trust and Director of Culture at Bruntwood; and HelenWewiora, Director of Castlefield Gallery.

Submissions open at 12pm, Monday 15 July and close on 11.59pm on Monday 7 October at