An exciting mix of artwork by the finest local artists and craft workers is on show in the Pannett Art Gallery winter exhibition, a selected open exhibition.
Paintings, drawings, photographs, jewellery, ceramics and textiles have been submitted by an extremely diverse range of artists.
The standard this year was incredibly high, making it a tremendous challenge for the selection panel to limit the work on display to ensure a coherent exhibition was created.
The selection panel consisted of four individuals from a range of artistic backgrounds, including a local authority arts officer, a manager of a large public collection and related creative projects, and two practising artists who have worked on a number of prestigious public art projects as well as in public and private collections.
Between them, they have a wealth of experience in co-ordinating high quality exhibitions.
Pannett Art Gallery curator Helen Berry said: “It is wonderful to see the wealth of talent there is locally.
“We have been overwhelmed by the huge and enthusiastic response to our call for submissions.
“We had over 300 entries and there is just not enough space to display all the high quality work we were offered.
“Unfortunately, this means some artists will have been disappointed, but the gallery hopes this won’t put artists off submitting again in the future as quite a different exhibition could be curated by a different selection panel.”
Much of the work on display is for sale so there are plenty of opportunities for people to start their Christmas shopping by purchasing a unique present.
Whether your preference is for atmospheric paintings or exquisite jewellery, there is something for everyone.
The exhibition is open Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30am–4.30pm, until Sunday 11 December. Admission is free.