Littlehampton OPEN 2016 theme revealed

Nadia Shannon, museum receptionist, with Litmus by Jim Hughes, chosen for last year's Littlehampton OPEN
Nadia Shannon, museum receptionist, with Litmus by Jim Hughes, chosen for last year's Littlehampton OPEN

ARTISTS are urged to get creating ahead of the annual Littlehampton OPEN exhibition.

Littlehampton Museum will devote both its Hearne and Community galleries to the work of local artists from Saturday, September 17, to Friday, November 11.

Sussex-based amateur or professional artists of any age will be considered for the exhibition.

Dr James Walsh, chairman of Littlehampton Town Council’s community resources committee, said: ““I am delighted to announce the launch of 2016’s OPEN.

“We have seen the work of some amazing artists over the past four years, and I am looking forward to seeing this years’ entries.”

The theme for this year’s exhibition has been revealed as ‘Atmosphere’.

Jonathan Parrett, Littlehampton Museum’s collections documentation officer, said: “It’s time to get your pens, brushes and cameras out as Littlehampton Museum’s popular OPEN exhibition is back for a fifth year.

“We are once again inviting artists from all over the Sussex area, both amateurs and professionals, to create and submit work, this time based on the theme ‘Atmosphere’.

“People of any age can enter and we are looking for pieces in all mediums, so if you are a painter, photographer, sculptor, embroiderer or printmaker we want to hear from you.”

The OPEN is free to take part in and selected artists will have their work displayed in a special exhibition at the museum in the autumn.

Up to three entries may be entered by each person and work can be brought to the museum during opening hours from Saturday, August 13, until Friday, August 19, excluding Sunday, when the museum is closed.

For more information and the full terms and conditions, pop in to the museum, write to Littlehampton Museum, Manor House, Church Street, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 5EW, or visit the website

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