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Exhibition Ten opens at The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre

Exhibition Ten opens at The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre 30 July 2019

An exhibition showcasing the wealth of local artistic talent in Havant and the surrounding region has opened at The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre this month.

Local artists, amateurs and craftspeople were invited to submit up to three pieces of artwork in any medium on the theme of Ten, in honour of The Spring’s tenth anniversary this year.

The annual exhibition received 55 entries from 25 local artists in a variety of mediums including pottery, photography and textiles. 25 pieces were then selected for display in the final exhibition to the public.

A private view of the exhibition was held on Tuesday 23 July, when a panel of experts then judged the winning submission.

Ten Metres of cardboard rubbish, by Janet Woodward was selected as the winner of this year’s exhibition for its unique interpretation of the theme of Ten.

On the judging panel was Rebecca Crow, Director of Jack House Gallery in Old Portsmouth, local artist, Vidya Thirunarayan and Gill Andrews, heritage specialist and former Chair of the Board at The Spring.

Gill Andrews commented, “I’m delighted to have been asked to be a member of the judging panel for the Open Exhibition. So much has been achieved at The Spring since its launch and it is wonderful to see this being celebrated through this anniversary-themed exhibition.

The submissions also very clearly demonstrate the calibre of talent in this region, which is also something I am very proud to celebrate.”

The exhibition can be seen in the Sadler Gallery at The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre until 11 October.

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