International Open Show 2012
8th - 25th August
Private View: Tuesday 7th August, 6-8pm
The International Open Show 2012 is Surface Gallery’s annual open submissions exhibition. Now heading into its tenth year, the Open Show presents the huge diversity of practice in contemporary art, and provides a platform for emerging and established artists working in a wide range of media.
The works in this year’s exhibition were selected from a vast number of entries from artists all over the world, and were chosen for their original and thought provoking qualities. The nature of the Open Show means that very different and sometimes opposing areas of contemporary practice are brought together in a gallery environment, generating an unusual narrative between the works and their audience.
On the evening of the private view one artist will be selected as the 2012 International Open Show winner, and presented with the prize of a solo exhibition at Surface Gallery in 2013. This is a big opportunity for the winning artist, allowing them to challenge and develop their practice outside of the group show context, and is also an important part of Surface Gallery’s work to support the development of emerging national and international artists.