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Open Exhibition 2017

Inspired by our Heritage

Tuesday 18 April - Friday 30 June

Simon Cowper - Open Exhibition winner 2016. Photo credit James White

Every year we present an Open Exhibition, that gives local and regional artists the chance to have their work on display at The Spring. Open Exhibitions are usually themed by subject or media.

For 2017 our Open Exhibition theme is Inspired By Our Heritage

As one of the UK’s only integrated arts centres and museums, we want to combine heritage and artistic activity and see how our local heritage can inspire artists.


The Open Exhibition will be on display in The Spring’s Mezzanine Gallery from Tuesday 18 April – Friday 30 June 2017.

A panel of experts will select the work to be displayed and choose one winning piece which will be announced at the exhibition Private View on Wednesday 19th April 5.30pm-7.30pm. The successful artist will win £25.