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Showcase for local artists

Posted on April 22 2010 at 2:33:04 0 comments

An exciting exhibition at Artrix in Bromsgrove will enable the public to view a range of contemporary works by local artists.

Between May 6 and June 13, the North Worcestershire Art Open will showcase successful entries chosen by a selection panel, including the piece shown here (Sweet Dreams by Mark Skirving).

Sweet Dreams by Mark Skirving

Carol Cox, organiser and curator of the event, is a local artist whose works are displayed in a number of prestigious collections, including Ernst & Young and the Richardson Brothers as well as collections abroad.

“I have become particularly interested in curating, and after obtaining a Masters degree in the subject I have been working towards co-ordinating events such as this on,” says Carol, who has organised several successful projects in the past, including Artage at Solihull Arts Complex, and The Hubert Gallery in Coventry.

Also on the selection panel were Geoff Moore and Robert Bowers. Geoff is the Programme Area Manager for Art & Design at NEW College Bromsgrove. Working within the art environment every day and overseeing future artists evolve, he has a real passion for art and continues to work as an artist himself. 

Robert Bowers is an international artist based in the Midlands. His work can be seen in Brindley Place, and is owned by many celebrities and politicians (Tony Blair, Mo Mowlam and John Prescott all bought artwork from Rob).

He has also designed many awards, including one of the Royal Television Awards and The Birmingham Young Professionals Award.

“We have had some great contemporary art submitted for the exhibition,” says Carol. “The idea of the Open is to showcase contemporary art in the area and encourage artists to develop contacts and work on future projects.

“I am hoping this will be the first of many such events in the area and I am already discussing future plans with Bromsgrove Council.”

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