Seven Counties Open

Untitled 22 – 24 May 2015
Preview: Friday 1 May 2015, 6-9pm

The OVADA Seven Counties Open provides exhibition opportunities, support and development for contemporary artists based in Oxfordshire and the surrounding Counties of Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Wiltshire and Warwickshire. Artists at any stage of their career were invited to submit work in any medium that responded to the concept ‘Precious’. Artists were selected by independent judges Matt Roberts and Rosalind Davis for inclusion in the Open exhibition at OVADA’s Warehouse to coincide with Oxfordshire Artweeks.

The selected artists are:
Alexandra Charlotte Pullen, Amy Nelson, Angela Stauber, Anna Morris, Chrystoir Harden, Claire Kidman, Dawn Harris, Ellen Love, Enno Katelhon, Felix Martin, G K Field, Holly Muir, Jacqueline Maclaurin, James Allan, James Metsoja, Jenny Fay, Jonathan Moss, Karen Purple, Khaver Idrees, Lynda Whitehouse, Marie Robinson, Neil Mabbs, Peter Care, Robert W Strange and Sarah Britten-Jones.

OVADA would like to thank all of the artists who submitted work to the Open.


OPEN: Thursdays – Sundays, 12-6pm and every day during Oxford City Artweeks (9-17 May)


The following  Professional Development Prizes will be awarded during the exhibition in May 2015:

OVADA Professional Development Award:
Two of the selected Open artists will be chosen to exhibit in a new show hosted by Gallery at the Old Fire Station, Oxford, in Spring 2016. The prize-winners will be selected by both OVADA and OFS representatives and will provide artists with an opportunity to make new work either collaboratively or independently. The artists will receive tailored critical and professional mentoring, and a fee of £250 each, to prepare for this funded show.

The Rishi Mullett-Sadones Memorial Prize:
An award of £200 and a professional practice mentoring session will be presented to one of the exhibiting artists aged 18 – 25. The prize for outstanding work will support the practice of an emerging young artist in memory of talented photographer, Rishi Mullett-Sadones. Rishi represented OVADA as a Youth Panelist from 2010 – 2011 and was founder of art group Creative Collective, which was set up as a platform for other young artists to get their work shown in galleries across Oxford and in London. The prize-winner will be selected by Rishi’s family.

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