Midlands Open 2017

26th August – 24th September 2017

Opening Event, August 26th, 2 – 5pm.





Midlands Open

Midlands Open 2017 is Tarpey Gallery’s open submissions exhibition, this year taking place from 26th August Р24th September 2017. The Eighth Midlands Open aims to offer a visually stunning and diverse exhibition presenting a dynamic array of artworks from all Contemporary Fine Art disciplines. This years exhibition will feature the very best work selected from entries by artists living and working in the Midlands region.


Selected Artists

Alan Stark, Alison Whitmore, Barbera Clayton, Christine Hodges, Clive Wheeler, Dawn Harris, Deborah Allitt, Deborah Catesby, Don Mason, Elaine Kazimierczuk, Elizabeth Walker, Emma Fawcett, Fiona Humphrey, Giles Davies, Gill Gathercole, Gill Hugman Perkins, Hugh Marwood, Jane Gill, Jane Smith, Jenny Wilson, Jessica Smith, Jo Nash, Joanne Bannister, Jonathan Pitts, Josie Perry, Katharina Fitz, Keith Newlove, Kennith North, Lois Gardner Sabet, Louise Chatfield, Maggie Robinson, Maggy Milner, Mark W Russell, Martin Hyde, Martin Rayment, Mary Hayes, Matt Macken, Matthew Strong, Niamh Treacy, Nick Hedderly, Nicki Dennett, Nicola Rae, Paul Barrand, Paula Gamble Swhwarz, Paula Hallam, Pauline Lucas, Peter Clayton, Peter Robinson, Philip Searle, Rachel Pinks, Richard Perry, Rosemary Mafrici, Sandra Ritter, Sandy Bartle, Sarah Kirby, Steve Gresham, Sue Firmin, Sylvia Owens, Tim Ball, Tim Florence, Tony Hall, Tony Moss, Tracey King, Val Kosh, Valerie Dalling


Key Dates

Delivery of work: 8th – 13th August, 10am – 5pm
Applicants informed via email: 19th August
Collection of un-selected work: 19th – 25th August
Launch Event: 26th August, 2 – 5pm
Exhibition Closes: 23rd September
Collection of un-sold work: 24th – 29th September, 10am – 5pm


Previous Winners

– 2017 : Rosemary Mafrici
– 2016 : Lois Wallace
– 2015 : Mark Beattie
– 2014 : Kerri Pratt
– 2012 : Tom Pitt
– 2011 : Inge Tong
– 2010 : Sarah Fiander
– 2009 : Clay Smith



Tarpey Gallery
77 High Street
Castle Donington
De74 2pq

Opening Times

Thursday – Sunday
10am – 5pm


Luke Tarpey – 07772404293


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