Sefton Open – Digital Exhibition
18 April – 4 July 2020
The Sefton Open is an annual exhibition celebrating the creativity and artistic talent across the borough of Sefton. For the first time, The Atkinson is pleased to be showcasing this year’s Sefton Open in a digital exhibition.
The call for artists was open to all practitioners who live, work or were educated in Sefton. Artists were invited to submit one digital photograph of their artwork, with all practices welcomed, including ceramics, sculpture, painting, textiles and photography.
Stephen Whittle (Principal Manager, Museum, Gallery & Operations) said:
‘It’s great to see that people across Sefton are still creating such wonderful and thought-provoking artworks. Even though our Borough of Culture celebrations have been curtailed for now, the fantastic response we have had from people right across the borough demonstrates how important cultural activity still is in keeping us connected.’
The exhibition is supported by The Atkinson’s longstanding partner, Southport Palette Club, as well as many other local groups, each showcasing their skill and artistry.
Jemma Tynan (Exhibitions and Learning Officer) said:
‘It is very exciting to launch the Sefton Open Exhibition online and connect our community and the wider world with the wonderful talent of Sefton artists during this time.’
Selected artworks are available to purchase through The Atkinson and the Own Art Scheme.
This exhibition is part of Seton Borough of Culture 2020. The Borough of Culture is awarded by Liverpool City Region to either Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens or Wirral on an annual basis. The initiative was introduced in 2018 to allow each borough to provide cultural programmes for local communities. In 2020 Sefton’s Borough of Culture programme focuses on storytelling, local history and the environment.