Exeter Contemporary Open – Gallery Opening And Awards Ceremony

Last night saw the gallery opening and awards ceremony for of the Exeter Contemporary Open 2015 exhibition.

Exeter Contemporary Open is an annual, open submission exhibition that presents work from some of the most exciting emerging and established artists from across the UK and beyond. The work of fourteen shortlisted artists is on display in our free-entry gallery until Sat 31 Oct.

The artists Jack Burton, Paul Merrick and Tom Pitt were announced as joint recipients of the prestigious Overall Award for this year’s exhibition. Each will receive a prize of £500.

The Moving Image award, introduced this year, was presented to artist Ruaidhri Ryan, who will be given the opportunity to reach new audiences through a series of screenings in our soon to be opened independent cinema, Studio 74.

Now in its tenth year, the Exeter Contemporary Open is sponsored by Haines Watts Chartered Accountants and provides an important national platform for contemporary visual artists.

See below for photos from our exclusive gallery opening.