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THG OPEN 2023

2 September 2023 to 28 October 2023

The THG Open is a key part of THG’s exhibition programme showcasing the rich talent of both established and emerging contemporary visual artists living in the South West. 

From intricate sculptures and ambitious installations to work in acrylic, oil, pastel and everything in-between. This exhibition is a celebration of the creative talent found in the South West. All work is for sale.

PRIZES

  • Overall winner 2023 - Sharon James 'The Apocalypse of Emptiness' (solo exhibition and £500 prize) 
  • Best emerging artist under 25  - Kyle Baker 'Milky Way and Aurora Borealis over Jacob's Ladder' (solo exhibition in THG project space)
  • Visitors’ choice - Octavia Madden 'Colour of the Harbour' (£100 prize)

JUDGES

  • Ciara Devaney-Dykes, Undergraduate University of Exeter
  • Ruth Gooding, THG Curator

  • Dr Ella S Mills, Associate Lecturer Art History University of Plymouth
  • Heather Penwarden BEM,RMN,Dip CBT, Chair Dementia Friendly Honiton and Deputy Lead Governor Royal Devon Hospital

Please vote in the gallery for your favourite artwork to win the Visitors' Choice award.

Also on display in the THG Project Space is a selection of works created by 11 - 17 year olds during our Summer Art Week this August featuring photography, jewellery-making and printing workshops, as part of our Create Our Space youth project.

 Kindly supported by Bearnes, Hampton & Littlewood Auctioneers and Valuers

Top image credits clockwise from top left : Karina Chauhan, Cas ; Sharon James, The Apocalypse of Emptiness ;
Patricia Volk, Orbit ; Amy Barker, Paradise ; Nigel Grist, Forbidden Fruit ; Kimmy Thomson, The Swimmer ;
Laura Robertson, Monumental Sphinx ; Lucie Sivier - Voller, Gaze

 

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Past Exhibitions (2023)

  • Present Makers 2023

    11 November 2023 to 23 December 2023

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  • THG OPEN 2023

    2 September 2023 to 28 October 2023

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  • Liz Nicol: A Space Once Removed

    16 August 2023 to 19 August 2023

    A Space One Removed takes place between scheduled exhibitions at THG. The gallery space will become (in an abstracted sense), a space once removed from both studio and gallery, a fluid space subject...

  • Corinna Wagner: TerraOceanus

    17 June 2023 to 12 August 2023

    This exhibition explores our relationship to rivers and seas, and to the edge lands around them. Artworks will feature the built and natural environment, ruined and rewilded. There are abandoned...

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