The Harlow Open is an established exhibition that showcases and encourages the talent of Harlow and beyond. This year we invitited the creative community of Harlow and beyond to submit entries in any medium, the brief simply that it must measure 20cm x 20cm (x20cm for sculptural work). We saw a record number of entries, all of which you can enjoy in the Gibberd Gallery until Saturday 4th April. The exhibition opened on Thursday 23rd January 6.30pm with an evening viewing and prize-giving. Our judges were James Bassant, CEO of Astro lighting, Robyn Bailey, alumni of Young Curators and board member of Creative Ways Harlow CIC, and Meriel Clarke, this year's Sculpture Town Artist In Residence.
"It was a highly enjoyable and rewarding experience judging the 20 x 20 Harlow Open. The wealth of talent and the variety of artwork on display made choosing the winners challenging, but each of the awarded entries offered something that surprised, delighted and engaged." Meriel Clarke
"We couldn't be more humbled by the fantastic turnout for Harlow Open 2020. Your attendance and interest showed us all that our community really cares about supporting the arts and each other. To all who exhibited, thank you for sharing your talents with us, and to our under 18 submissions, you have all shown courage by putting your work out into the public eye. Keep on being bold!" Robyn Bailey
If you come and visit please share your thoughts in our visitors book and vote in our People's Choice award. The winning artist will be offered the chance to exhibit in our Windows Gallery for two weeks. Don't forget to follow us on social media (see home page) and share your impressions with our digital community.