Open exhibition at Salisbury Arts Centre

SALISBURY Arts Centre in the former St Edmunds Church will be open from Tuesday 25th August to 10th October for the Wiltshire Creative summer open exhibition.

The gallery will be filled with 83 works by 69 different artists, and the reopening of the arts centre will also be an opportunity for art lovers to enjoy refreshments from the cafe, indoors and outside. 

The Summer Open Exhibition celebrates artists from Wiltshire and surrounding counties at any stage of their career. Work on display includes painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, glass, textiles, collage and mixed media. 

As part of the exhibition there are two prizes. The Memory Fine Art Prize will be a public vote announced at the end of the exhibition, with the winner receiving £200 and the opportunity to exhibit at Memory Fine Art Gallery in Salisbury. The Noble Arts Prize will be for a young artist aged 25 or under. The winner will be selected by Sharon Noble and announced shortly.

The exhibition’s curator, Wiltshire Creative resident artist Mirka Golden-Hann, said: “Nothing gives me a greater sense of fulfilment after so many months of lockdown and working from home than to be involved in the installation of an actual exhibition. 

“Artists and arts organisations have suffered a massive knock back due to the Covid crisis. So, if you fall in love with a piece in our exhibition, make it yours. By purchasing a work of art you are endorsing the artists’ practice and also supporting us to continue with our artistic programme, and your custom now will be appreciated more than ever before.”

Salisbury Arts Centre is open Tuesday to Friday from 11am-3pm and Saturday from 10am-4pm. For more information about the exhibition and café visit www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk