Rotherham’s got artistic talent
Published Friday 13th July 12
Local artists are currently showing their masterpieces to the world as the long-awaited Rotherham Open Art Exhibition opens its doors to the public in its new home, Gallery @ Riverside.
The exhibition, which runs until Saturday August 11, will be displaying the works of both professional and amateur artists, who were born or who have lived in South Yorkshire and are aged 17 or over.
There will be opportunity to vote for your favourite artwork in the competition for the people's prize, the voting for which closes 18th July.
First and second prizes will be awarded for the best entries into the exhibition according to a panel of judges.
Original works of art, presented in 2D oils, acrylics, watercolours, gouaches, drawings, pastels, prints and collages will be displayed alongside photography, digital art, 3D pieces and sculpture during the show.
Cabinet Member for Culture and Tourism, Councillor Amy Rushforth, said: "For the last few years, this fantastic exhibition has showcased the amazing artistic talent and achievements of local artists and has helped to showcase their work to the widest possible audience.
"The works of art on show this year are no different. There are dozens of works of art on display which really do show that we have some fantastic talent here in the borough.
"I urge everyone to go and see this inspirational exhibition and hope that next year we end up having a record number of entries."