West Midlands Open

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

13 October 2012 - 5 January 2013

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Everyone is the lasting monument 1

Everyone is the lasting monument 1 (Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton) by JUSTYNA PTAK © the artist (Open West Midlands 2007)

The West Midlands Open has become a regular feature on the region’s cultural scene.  Showcasing the best the area has to offer from practising artists, the exhibition is selected by open submission.

This year’s eminent panel of judges includes Prof. Dew Harrison, Associate Dean of the University of Wolverhampton, Caroline Douglas, Head of the Arts Council Collection and Prof. David Rayson, artist, RCA tutor and curator.

There are prizes awarded for different categories and a top prize of £1,000 for the best in show.:

Top prize overall winner: £1000 – sponsored by Persimmon Homes West Midlands

Time Based Media: £250 – sponsored by Wolverhampton University

Photography: £250 – sponsored by Ink Express

Work on Paper Prize: £250 - sponsored by Phil Lynch Illustration

Painting Prize: £250 - sponsored by The Grand Theatre

3D /sculpture: £250 - sponsored by Venture Holdings

Open West Midlands is a biennial collaboration between Birmingham Museums Trust and Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

West Midlands Open is sponsored by: