9 May – 20 June 2015
The second OPEN exhibition at Gas Gallery/Oriel Nwy was opened by Clive Hick-Jenkins on Saturday May 9th and will run until 20th June. The exhibition is showing 50 artists with a wide variety of style and subject. It is a celebration of the creativity in Wales; with most exhibitors from Ceredigion.
66 artists put in their work to be selected and Clive Hicks-Jenkins; who selected the work; had an impossibly difficult job as all work submitted was of a very high standard and if the gallery was twice as large then all work could have been shown. As Clive said it was a pity there was not another salon around the corner where those that could not fit into Gas Gallery were shown; in good OPEN exhibition tradition.
The Gas Gallery was full of people for the opening. It is always a great meeting place to exchange ideas and meet friends. All visitors are invited to vote for their favourite work; the Visitors Choice winner will receive a surprise gift.
The OPEN exhibitions at Gas Gallery have been very successful. There has been an OPEN Drawing and an OPEN Photography as well as a general OPEN. It is hoped that these exhibitions can become an institution in Aberystwyth, and after Gas Gallery they will continue somewhere as they show the wealth of artistic talent Ceredigion and Wales has. There will be another OPEN Photography in August. Submission forms will be coming out very soon.
The exhibition will run Monday – Saturday 11 – 5pm until June 20th. There will then be an exhibition called ‘Knowing Place’ showing 3 artists from USA, 3 from Australia and 3 from Wales. There is a constant feast of exciting art at Gas Gallery/Oriel Nwy.