Artists invited to put their work in the spotlight

Artists from across Staffordshire and beyond are once again being offered the chance to display their work at the Staffordshire Moorlands Open Art exhibition in the Spring.

From this year, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council is taking over the organisation of the exhibition – and has no plans to change the winning formula other that adding a new category for young artists.

Councillor Arthur Forrester, Deputy Leader of the Council, said: “We are delighted to be taking over the reins of this prestigious exhibition which is now well established on the cultural calendar and I’d like to say a big thank you to Clare Mellor and Georgia Hamilton-Smith for their hard work, commitment and dedication in developing the exhibition into the success it has become.

“The Nicholson Gallery is the natural home for the Open Art Exhibition having hosted it since its inception so I’m thrilled that we will now be organising and coordinating the whole event. It’s particularly exciting that we have been able to introduce a new category for young and upcoming artists from this year.

“It’s a true ‘open’ exhibition in that you don’t have to be a professional artist to enter your work. Over the years we’ve seen some extraordinary exhibits from across the art spectrum from photography, painting and drawing though to sculpture and textiles and I’m very much looking forward to seeing this year’s collection on display in this fabulous venue later this year.”

As in previous years, the exhibition will partner and run parallel with Leek Arts Festival and will be open from Saturday 15 April to Saturday 13 May.

Artists who want to see their work featured will need to hand in their work to the Nicholson Gallery between 10.30am and 3.30pm on Saturday 8 April.

The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery
The Nicholson Institute
Stockwell Street
Leek
ST13 6DW
01538 483741
www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk

Upcoming Events
Mar
4
Sat
9:00 am ‘Couch to 5K’ @ Brough Park
‘Couch to 5K’ @ Brough Park
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – Dec 30 @ 10:00 am
‘Couch to 5K’ @ Brough Park | England | United Kingdom
Get off the couch and start to get fit or fitter through running, jogging or even walking within the pleasant, traffic free parkland of Brough Park. The aim is to transform you from couch potato[...]
Apr
8
Sat
10:00 am Open Art @ Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery
Open Art @ Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – May 13 @ 4:00 pm
Open Art @ Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery | England | United Kingdom
The Staffordshire Moorlands Open Art Exhibition is a showcase for the often otherwise unseen talents of local artists. Artists of all genres are welcome to enter their work by handing it in at the Nicholson[...]
Apr
29
Sat
8:30 pm Richard Digance Golden Anniversa... @ The Foxlowe Arts Centre
Richard Digance Golden Anniversa... @ The Foxlowe Arts Centre
Apr 29 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Richard Digance Golden Anniversary Tour @ The Foxlowe Arts Centre | England | United Kingdom
Richard is a BAFTA Nominated  entertainer and a Gold Award recipient from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. He is also listed in the Virgin Anthology of Music as an influential writer of comedic[...]
May
1
Mon
11:00 am Try Sailing @ Rudyard Lake! @ Rudyard Lake Sailing Club
Try Sailing @ Rudyard Lake! @ Rudyard Lake Sailing Club
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Visit our OPEN DAY! No experience necessary! All ages welcome! Great fun for kids and adults! Just bring a change of clothes, soft-soled shoes & waterproofs Refreshments & Car Parking available.  Thinking about learning to[...]
May
5
Fri
8:30 pm Sound of the Sirens @ The Foxlowe Arts Centre
Sound of the Sirens @ The Foxlowe Arts Centre
May 5 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Sound of the Sirens @ The Foxlowe Arts Centre | England | United Kingdom
Sound of the Sirens are a foot-stomping, crowd-engaging female folk/rock duo whose strengths lie in their passion and chemistry. These girls know how to rock a stage, and make you believe in every word they[...]
May
6
Sat
10:00 am Leek Open Studios @ Leek
Leek Open Studios @ Leek
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Explore and be inspired by meeting some of Leek’s talented artists and makers in their studios and other creative spaces around the centre of Leek. Pick up a map from the Foxlowe Arts Centre, Spout[...]
May
17
Wed
11:00 am Charles Hanson Antique Valuation... @ The Churnet Room (Staffordshire Moorlands District Council)
Charles Hanson Antique Valuation... @ The Churnet Room (Staffordshire Moorlands District Council)
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Charles Hanson Antique Valuation Days @ The Churnet Room (Staffordshire Moorlands District Council) | England | United Kingdom
Bring your Antiques, Jewellery, Watches, Gold, Silver, Ceramics & Collectables and meet a Hansons Valuer. They will be back in the Churnet Room at Staffordshire Moorlands District Council between 11am and 2pm . Hansons Auctioneers[...]
May
18
Thu
8:30 pm John Bramwell (with Dave Fidler) @ The Foxlowe Arts Centre
John Bramwell (with Dave Fidler) @ The Foxlowe Arts Centre
May 18 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
John Bramwell (with Dave Fidler) @ The Foxlowe Arts Centre | England | United Kingdom
Singer-songwriter John Bramwell is the frontman and song-writing genius behind the three-piece alternative rock band I Am Kloot, and has previously issued solo material under the guise of “Johnny Dangerously”. The 52-year-old specialises in bruised,[...]
May
20
Sat
8:00 am Leek Fine Food Market @ Leek Market Place
Leek Fine Food Market @ Leek Market Place
May 20 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Leek Fine Food Market @ Leek Market Place | Leek | England | United Kingdom
Held every third Saturday of the month, a great Food & Drink Market which brings together local and regional specialist food producers, with cookery demonstrations and musical entertainment.  Why not indulge in a little of[...]
10:00 am Nicholson War Memorial, Leek @ Nicholson War Memorial
Nicholson War Memorial, Leek @ Nicholson War Memorial
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Nicholson War Memorial, Leek @ Nicholson War Memorial | Leek | United Kingdom
At ninety feet high, it is one of the largest memorials in the country.  Open on the third Saturday of the month for free guided tours and for schools and community groups by appointment. For[...]