HAMPSHIRE, UK.- ArtSway
presents its highly-popular annual Open exhibition. Each year the ArtSway Open brings together local, national and international artists, displaying the highest quality contemporary visual art in a wide range of media, and covering a broad variety of themes. Applications are accepted from all artists of all levels, from all stages of their career.
The Open aims to reflect the range of activity artists use today. ArtSway places no restrictions on content or choice of media and artists are encouraged to enter examples that best reflects their current practice and artistic direction. Each year ArtSway receives over 300 entries for the Open, with more than 800 works submitted. The winner of the Open receives a prize of a solo exhibition at ArtSway, with full curatorial, mentoring and marketing support for their exhibition.
The winner of Open07 was London based artist Laura Green. Her exhibition, Knowing and Not Knowing, which combines painting, sculpture and installation, is currently on display at ArtSway until 16 November 2008.
Laura was one of four members on this years selection panel, with ArtSways Director Mark Segal and Curator Peter Bonnell and Camilla Brown, Senior Curator at The Photographers Gallery, London.
The ArtSway Open08 is sponsored by Lashmars Accountants of Lymington (www.lashmars.co.uk) with additional support from Arts & Business.
Selected artists: Amanda Ansell, Benjamin Beker, Chris Coekin, Sarah Douglas, Jan Dunning, Tim Edgar, Christian Edwardes, Eleanor Engle, Susan Eyre, Damien Flood, Freya Gabie, Thomas Haywood, Kaori Homma, Jo Lathwood, Sharon Leahy-Clark, Alastair Levy, Martina Lindqvist, Tom Lovelace, Christian Mieves, Dave Morgan-Davies, Thomas Needham, Mahali OHare, Chris Poolman, Sarah Pucill, Andrew Putland, Ellie Rees, Sonia Stanyard, Esther Teichmann, David Theobald, Chris Tosic, Susan Truseler, Stephanie Wood.