Williamson Open Art & Photography Exhibition 2022

We’re delighted that the Williamson Open has returned for 2022!

It’s an exhibition that has been part of the local arts scene for as long as most of us can remember and after one year online and one year absent, we’re thrilled to be bringing it back onto the walls of the gallery.

The Williamson Open aims to reflect part of the current active visual arts scene in Wirral. It’s open to artists and photographers who have connections with Wirral through birth, education, residency or occupation.

The exhibition will run in galleries 1 and 13 from Wednesday 30th March – Saturday 30th April (closed Good Friday 15th April).

A catalogue listing all works exhibited is available for £2 from the front desk.

Prize Winners

Two two winners of this year’s Art Prizes are Ken Bryning for ‘Student Party’, and Dennis Spicer for ‘The Goldfinch And The Nest’.

a black and white work depicting a student party. There;'s people crowded in everywhere and a disco ball on the ceiling.                 

The winner of the Photography Prize is Simon Gabriel for ‘Legs’

a photography focusing on a pair of legs crossed, wearing sheer black tights and brown shoes. The sitter's body is unseen, they are sitting down behind something.

The Kriterion Prize

Congratulations to Kim Bland for winning the 2022 Kriterion Prize, as decided by public vote, for ‘Old Man’

a painting of an old man with a thick white beard and moustache, wearing a hat. Painting is in muted monochrome tones on a bright yellow board.

Find out about more exhibitions at the Williamson.

Featured Image: ‘Homebound’ by Jacob Gourley, Purchase Prize Winner 2020

 

Williamson Art Gallery, Oxton, Birkenhead, Wirral