EXHIBITIONS in Salisbury are celebrating the work of artists from the city and across the South West.

Wiltshire Creative’s Summer Open Exhibition at Salisbury Arts Centre runs until September 4 and is made up of two exhibitions, Picture This and Small Pictures, which will celebrate the creative diversity within the region.

The two-part open exhibition is a selling exhibition which acknowledges and highlights the surge in creativity seen in lockdown by providing a platform for artists in all stages of their creative careers.

This year also features two artists’ prizes: the winner of the Memory Fine Art Prize will receive £200 and an opportunity to exhibit at Memory Fine Art Gallery, Salisbury. This prize is decided by the public vote. The winner of the Noble Arts Prize will be selected by Sharon Noble of Noble Arts Supplies and will be awarded to the best under 25’s entry.

Wiltshire Creative has also announced its autumn and winter exhibitions at the arts centre, focusing on presenting different facets of contemporary craft practice.

The exhibitions are: Makers Tale, which runs from September 14 to October 30, Linescapes, November 9 to Christmas Closure, 45(A), which runs from November 9 to December 4, and Same Sea, Different Boat, which takes place from January 1 to March 5, 2022.

Resident artist and head of visual arts Mirka Golden-Hann said: “When we have no words, art steps in. I feel very strongly that in the last months it was often the case that the only thing that made any sense were the messages and stories depicted through the courage of the creativity of artists.”


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