The Atkinson: The Sefton Open 2023

The Atkinson: The Sefton Open 2023

The Atkinson: The Sefton Open 2023

Venue: The Atkinson
Date(s): 1.4.23 - 13.5.23
Time(s): 10:00 - 16:00

Date:  Saturday 1 April 2023  –  Saturday 13 May 2023

Free Entry

Monday – Saturday. 10am – 4pm.
Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays.
Plan your visit here.

Discover the wealth of artistic talent in Sefton

The Sefton Open is an annual exhibition celebrating the creativity and artistic talent across the borough. 

The exhibition features artworks from individual artists and local groups, including painting, print, ceramics, photography and textiles.

The Atkinson’s longstanding partner, Southport Palette Club, select the work from individual artists for the Sefton Open. The club was formed in 1921 to champion the work of local artists and this will be their their 97th annual exhibition.

Visitors to the exhibition are encouraged to vote for their favourite artwork on display. The artwork with the most votes will be awarded The People’s Prize.

Visitors can also support local artists by investing in their work, most artworks are available to purchase through The Atkinson and the Own Art Scheme.

Get involved

Artwork hand in day: 21 March 2023, 11am – 7pm
Exhibition: 1 April – 13 May 2023
Download an entry form: Word / PDF

Artists may submit up to 3 original artworks for consideration by the Southport Palette Club. No more than 4 works can be displayed by any individual artist in the Sefton Open: this includes works with the Southport Palette Club and works displayed through groups and societies. Individual artists are responsible for selecting original artwork for inclusion, which has not previously been exhibited at The Atkinson. To submit work you must be over 18 and either live, work or have been educated in Sefton.

How to Apply