Exhibition Preview: Exeter Contemporary Open 2012, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, until November 1 2012
© Siobhan Raw
Ten artists have been chosen from hundreds of competitors for one of the South-West’s most important contemporary art prizes, offering a £1,000 reward for the winner, two runner-up awards of £500 and a £200 Audience Choice Award for the artist receiving the most votes from visitors.
“This year’s entries have been particularly impressive,” says Matt Burrows, the Gallery Curator at the Phoenix.
© Aly Helyer
They range from site-specific sculpture (Chloe Brooks) and moving images (Irish artist Anita Delaney) to paintings of monsters and Gods (Aly Helyer) and portraits from a fictional US college yearbook, imagined by University of the West of England photographer and prop maker Siobhan Raw.
“It has been hard to select the shortlist, but we are very pleased with the range of work, across a variety of media, by some really exciting emerging artists.”
- Open 10am-5pm (closed Sunday). Admission free. Follow the gallery on Twitter.
© Brendan Lancaster
© Ruth Piper