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Open Art Exhibition 2019

Knowsley’s Open Art Exhibition is an annual showcase of visual art created by the talented people of Knowsley.

The exhibition is open to anyone who lives, works, volunteers, or studies in Knowsley, and the Young Artists Open which is part of the exhibition, is for under 18s and shows off local young talent.

The exhibition is a great way for emerging creatives to see their hard work on display. Entrants are given great creative freedom, with there being no restrictions other than that the art must be 2D and mirror-plated.

The visiting public will be voting for their favourite art piece, giving artists the chance to be awarded prizes and be recognised for their great contribution to the exhibition.

Artists showcasing their artwork in the exhibition may wish to enter it in the Open Affordable Art Auction which raises money for Friends of Kirkby Gallery and Prescot Museum. The money raised goes towards the works and activities at the venues, running free courses and events, and working with local schools.

Love art and want to see your work showcased at Knowsley’s Open Art Exhibition? The last day to enter is Friday 11 January 2019.

Just want to visit? See what talent Knowsley has to offer at the exhibition in Kirkby Gallery, running from Monday 11 Februarto Saturday 4 May 2019.

Want to take an art piece home? The Open Art Affordable Auction will take place on Thursday 9 May 2019 from 5pm to 8pm at Kirkby Gallery. Adam Partridge, known to most as being from day-time television favourites such as Bargain Hunt and Cash in the Attic, will be the auctioneer. Come and take home a bargain while supporting a great organisation.

Full details about entering and visiting the exhibition and auction can be found on the council’s website.

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