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Wells Maltings - CONNECTION:OPEN 2018

27th June - 30th September

Tuesday 10 July 2018


CONNECTION: OPEN 2018 is the inaugural exhibition in the Handa Gallery at Wells Maltings celebrating the best in current East Anglian art from an open submission. The exhibition will run from Wednesday 27th June to Sunday 30th September 2018; open from 10am to 6pm daily, entry free.

CONNECTION: OPEN 2018 brings together artists with an affinity to East Anglia to showcase the new Handa Gallery within the new landmark £5m Wells Maltings building on Staithe Street in Wells-next-the-Sea.

Featuring two-dimensional work in all media, CONNECTION: OPEN 2018 offers a unique opportunity to view and purchase work by artists at every level of their career, from emerging talent to established figures. Taking inspiration from the world-famous Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, this show demonstrates the wealth of talent to be found in the East of England and features a wide variety of paintings, drawings, prints, mixed-media work and wall-mounted textiles. From over 900 entries, 265 artists were selected via an anonymous entry process.

Vote for your favourite artwork in the People’s Choice Award, worth £200 to the artist with the most votes. Simply complete and return a People’s Choice card (available in Wells Maltings), register your details and you could win a weekend’s use of a Wells beach hut!*

The first prize of £500 will be awarded to the best artwork in show, followed by a runner’s-up prize of £250 (both prizes are sponsored by an anonymous donor). All prizes will be announced on Wednesday 19th September.

The CONNECTION: OPEN 2018 selectors and organisers are Catherine Mason, art historian and author; Veronica Sekules, Groundworks Gallery, King’s Lynn; Tracey Ross, artist and art tutor; and Simon Daykin, director, Wells Maltings.