Local artists to showcase talents at exhibitions - The Rugby Observer

Local artists to showcase talents at exhibitions

Rugby Editorial 22nd Nov, 2019 Updated: 22nd Nov, 2019   0

TALENTED contemporary artists from across the West Midlands feature in Rugby Art Gallery and Museum’s (RAGM) latest exhibition.

Rugby Open 19 features paintings, photographs, sculptures, drawings, film and craftwork.

This year’s judging panel included Craig Ashley, director of New Art West Midlands, and Emma Gardener, an artist, printmaker and educator who contributed to Rugby Art Gallery and Museum’s Journeys to Home exhibition in 2018.

The panel selected the pieces featured in the exhibition and the winners of a wide range of prizes – including the overall winner, who walks away with £1,000 and the chance to host an exhibition at the venue’s Floor One Gallery.

Sarah Holdaway, RAGM’s senior visual arts officer, said: “Rugby Open 2019 provides the perfect platform for both established and aspiring artists to showcase works in a professional gallery setting.

“With many of the works in the exhibition for sale, it’s a fantastic opportunity to discover new talent and pick up a piece for your collection.”

Rugby Open 19 opens tomorrow (Saturday November 23) and runs until Saturday January 11. The exhibition also includes Rugby Youth Open 19, featuring works from 14 to 19-year-olds.

The prize-giving ceremony for Rugby Open 19 takes place at the art gallery on Friday December 6 from 6-8pm. All are welcome.

Visit www.ragm.co.uk for more information.


ARTISTS from The Rugby & District Art Society will showcase their work at an exhibition which launches this weekend.

The exhibition, featuring paintings, ceramics and sculpture, runs from Saturday (November 23) to December 5 (Tuesdays to Sundays) at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum’s Floor One Gallery.

The Society meets on the first Wednesday of each month at Dunchurch Village Hall. Visit www.rugbyanddistrictartsociety.org.uk for more information.

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