The exhibition was open to artists in the West Midlands, Coventry and Warwickshire areas, and we could submit a maximum of two pieces each. Out of the 258 pieces submitted, 79 pieces were selected for the exhibition by three judges - artist Barbara Walker, Craig Ashley, Producer (Visual Arts) at mac Birmingham and Professor John Butler, the CEO of EQ-Arts and former Head of Birmingham School of Art.
The exhibition launched on Friday 13th May 2016 at the gorgeous Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry, and will be on display until Sunday 12th June 2016. There is such a huge variety of work in the exhibition from paintings, drawings, photographs to sculpture, 3D work and video.
The standard and quality of work is extremely high, and there are some stunning pieces which includes 'I Am Here' by Renata Juroszva (oil on canvas), 'The Headless Hood (Bad Dream #2)' by Glen Morgan aka Fat Parrot (sculpture using 600 year old oak with copper inlay), 'Three Spires' by Adam Hussain (kiln-formed glass) and 'Apocalypse 2' by Christine Hardy (mixed media).
Gérard Mermoz won the judges hearts with his sweeping landscape, 'Paysage' (oil and acrylic on canvas), and was awarded the prize of £1000.
If you find yourself in Coventry then do go and see this stunning exhibition. Grayson Perry's thought provoking and amazing tapestries are also on display, so if you haven't already seen them, The Vanity of Small Differences exhibition is on until Sunday 3rd July 2016.
Coventry Open 2016 Exhibition is on now until Sunday 12th June 2016.
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
Monday - Saturday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday: 12.00pm - 4.00pm
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