Harlow Open 14 - 10th October - 19th December

Our annual Harlow Open has been established for nine years and offers the opportunity for artists who have a connection with Harlow to submit work for exhibition. This year has seen a record number of entrants with 165 pieces entered with 116 pieces being exhitbited. 

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The pieces exhibited range in medium from glass, plaster and ceramics to oil on canvas, ipad paintings and watercolours. Subjects include portraits, landscape, still lifes and abstract compositions. All curated in one exhibition to celebrate the artistic talent in Harlow.

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This years prize winners:

Best in Show: Siobhan Dehaney, 'Nude Man', clay sculpture

Second Prize: Andy Lee, 'Nearly Home', photographic print

Third Prize: Joan Joseph, 'Market Scene, Kerela, India', Watercolour

Commended: Jane Penfold, Neil MaCleay and Abe Pardue

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Exhibition dates : 10th October - 19th December 

Saturday Openings : 1st November and 6th December 11am - 2pm

We are thankful to Places for People for sponsoring our cash prizes and to our funders in general, without them we would not be able to exhibit such inspiring and exciting work. 


We thank the judges Louise Clarke, artist,curator and art journalist from Northampton, and Paul Hedge, director of Hales Gallery Shoreditch, for volunteering their time using their vast experience to select the pieces in the show and the winners.


Follow this link to watch a video from the opening night announcing the winner with insightful reasoning from Louise Clarke of each selection



Gibberd Gallery,
Civic Centre,
The Water Gardens,
Essex CM20 1WG


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