Our Art Gallery was founded by the brothers Cuthbert and John Grundy in 1911 with the ambition to show the best art of the day to the people of Blackpool. It has been at the centre of artistic life in Blackpool for over 100 years and is now recognized as a leading contemporary visual arts venue in the northwest region with a growing national and international profile. It has been an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation for the past 8 years and holds Museums Accreditation status.
Our annual Open Exhibition aims to be demonstrate the wide range of artwork being produced throughout Blackpool and the Fylde Coast today. In line with Grundy Art Gallery’s founding principles of showing the ‘art of the day’ and echoing Blackpool’s motto of ‘progress’, we have requested that artworks submitted must have been created within the last 12 months and that the artwork has never been shown at Grundy Art Gallery before. Bringing together works produced in a wide range of media, from painting, drawing, photography and sculpture, the annual Open Exhibition always provides viewers with an exciting and diverse viewing experience.
We’d just like to say a huge thank you to all the #Blackpool, #Fylde and #Wyre based artists who have submitted their work for OPEN 2023 👏🧡
We’re so happy to welcome all the following artists:
Sam Simpson, Robert Haworth, Charlotte Alice Collier, Joseph Travis, Neil Baines, Carla Sofia De Costa Neves, Cassia Helme, Tracey Vallance, Leslie Edwards, Rosie Taylor, Dr Peter Hughes, Steven Wilson, Louise Hesketh, Daniella Taylor, Ellen Platt, Raymond McLaren, Marion Plaene, Samantha Quaterman, Zoe Rae, Gary Fisher, Katy White, Robin Ross, Amy Roberts, Maria Bertolone, Jimi Francis, Maxine Melling, Susan Johnson, David Hargreaves, Jill Reidy, Sarah Lowe, Chloe Faye Walker, Leslie Stephenson, John Marc Allen, Robert Summers Roberts, Kevin Walsh, Kitty Flowers, Gary Reid, Ellena Dallas, Colin Davies, Brendan Shaw, Suzanne Pinder, Jacqueline Martin, Darren Elwell, Allison Colman, Lizza Lane, Stuart Tarpey, Kiera Newton, Tom Lopato, Zebra Arts, Kathryn Ryan, Janine Walker, Holly Arnfield, Ayten Nightingale, Robert Cook, Jack O’Hara, Lalinthorn Phencharoen, Michael Lang, Sue Riley, Robert McLeod, Stephen Bagot, Niamh Ritchie, Jennifer Smithson, Ian Meadows, Lesley New, Tim Wells, Kirsty Pemberton, Chloe Macfarlane, William Walker, Kevin Haworth, Michelle Browne, David Simper, Carol Ann Sanderson, Kelly Elizabeth Tanner, Richard Oughton, Robert W Baines, Peter Jamieson Sinclair, Flintworks, Barry Simmonds, Jeannette Perriment, Glyn Rodberd, Laura Shevaun Green, Debra Smyth, Grumpy Girl Graphics, Dawn Hughes, Kenneth Weigh, Holly Woodman, Barbera Yates, Barbera Hargreaves, Stephen Crawford, Amanda Aiton, Karen Wood, Candice Swallow, Anne Marie Ciotkowski, David Craddock, James Loy, Monika Mrozowska, Alison Sweeney, Barbara Sweeney, Alex Jacobs, Wendy Martin, Jacquie Cross, Dylan Cross, Diana Boyes, Justin Addy, Linda Copeland, Connor Gavin, Charlie T Alston, David Pennington, Debbie Wright, Trevor Loftus, Sophie McCluskey, Francesca Rose Todd, Kylie New, Anna Ravliuc-Bloomfield, Joseph OGara, Julie Woods, Amy Clancy, Stacey Chambers, Veronica Lowther, Caroline Radley, Iain H Williams, Marie Williams, David Speight, Stephen Lynn, Wendy Stevenson, Frank Drake, Aaron Meehan, Rachael Maria Thomasen, Vivien Clayton, Rebecca Ryan, Lucy Rogers Smith, Rosalie Andrews, Kat Walsh, Amber Greenhalgh, Rachel Coultrup, Hannah Nickson, Samantha Bragg, Stacey Foster, Michael Cassidy, Annette Walker