...curated for you.
Welcoming 150 artists and hosting 500+ works, the English Riviera Winter Open from Artizan Collective, in 2020 has curated a showcase like no other for the South West.
Selecting on merit across disciplines and experience levels, the exhibition amasses a collection of work marked by its diversity and quality, putting a spotlight on Devon's creatives, whilst also welcoming national and international talent.
Take a virtual walk through this
9 Walls of Art
One highlight from every wall...
It's certainly a tough task to narrow down each wall to just one work but these are the nine pieces that staked a claim in their sections at the point of curation. They found their homes and helped define the showcase groupings that would make this exhibition so special.
Enjoy a selection of bold abstracts, explorative mediums and uncompromising skill from 9 phenomenal artists.
5 Sculpture & 3D Showcases
Sculptures that stole the show...
3D work was a huge feature of this years show and an extensive selection was made from submissions to expand the showcase of collectible, contemporary sculpture on display.
Reopening in November has revealed the 3D works that have caught the most eyes, so here's a selection from across the space that have stolen the show.
What the collectors said
Don't just take our word for it...
Sometimes its the works you can't now find that tell the bigger story behind an exhibition. Here's just a few of the artists that buyers couldn't get enough of at this show, and whilst some of their work has been snapped up, there's still an opportunity to take home a piece that caught another collectors eye.
Art that goes further
But won't break the bank...
The national #ArtistSupportPledge movement was brought to the English Riviera Winter Open Exhibition with Artizan Gallery committing to support the work of the showcase by reinvesting in artwork from the show when they hit sales milestones outlined in the scheme.
Sales of any work from the show would contribute to these goals which would be recognised by the random purchase of a work from the #ArtistSupportPledge collection (works under £200).
So every purchase from the exhibition goes that little bit further and you can also enjoy the affordable works that make up the collection yourself.
Something a little different...
Going the extra mile for artists, the English Riviera Winter Open Exhibition was completely free to enter, with artists donating small "Postcard Works" as part of their submission.
The scheme proved to be incredibly popular and was met with a huge amount of generosity from participating artists resulting in the creation of a unique collection of small works and an equally unique rewards programme to go with it.
Find out more at the link below or keep scrolling to see some of the incredibly original art that's already been taken away.