Play your part in Open Art

Open art

Art lovers in Calderdale have the chance to see a selection of work by local artists at the fifth annual Calderdale Open Art exhibition. 

Bankfield Museum in Halifax will host the exhibition from Saturday 10 October, which will feature a selection of drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and textiles by professional and amateur artists from across the north of England. 

Artists have been submitting work in their preferred medium over the last month, in the hope of being chosen to be displayed. The exhibited work has been selected by the artists Kate Lycett, Alice Bradshaw and exhibition curator Jeffrey Andrews.


For the first time this year, visitors will be able to vote for their favourite piece to win the £100 People’s Prize, which will be awarded on Saturday 21 November. 

Other prizes will be chosen by the judging panel, and include awards from department store Harvey’s of Halifax, the Victoria Theatre, Shibden Hall, Square Chapel Centre for the Arts and Eureka Children’s Museum. These prizes will be awarded by Holly Lynch MP for Halifax on Saturday 10 October at 2pm. 

Most of the work is for sale and this is a great opportunity to purchase art by local, talented artists. 

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Cllr Steve Sweeney, said: 

“Now in its fifth year, the Calderdale Open Art exhibition is a fantastic way for local artists to get their work displayed, and for visitors to see, and perhaps even purchase, some stunning artworks by up and coming artists. 

“Visitors can also vote for their favourite piece to win the People’s Prize of £100, so don’t miss the chance to pick your winner!” 

The Calderdale Open Art exhibition is free to attend and opens at 2pm on Saturday 10 October and continues until Saturday 21 November 2015. Bankfield Museum is open from 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday. 

For more information contact Jeffrey Andrews on 01422 352334, email  or visit

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