THE Turner House Gallery will be showcase its first annual open exhibition with a variety of work from a range of professional and amateur artists living in Penarth, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
The exhibition opens to the public on Thursday, September 30, closing on Sunday, October 31.
Town mayor Ian Buckley will be hosting a charity reception on Friday, October 22 to thank all the artists involved and to award the first ever ‘Mayor’s Open Prize.’
The dynamic and varied exhibition includes painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and mixed media submissions and is a showcase of some of the most exciting artists making work in Penarth and the surrounding areas.
Penarth Town Council said: “The Open Exhibition is at the heart of our programming for The Turner House and is a great way to support our creative community.
“We were overwhelmed by the number and quality of submissions and hope that there is something for everyone in this exhibition.”
Applications to the exhibition were free of charge and open to anyone living or working in Penarth, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
This year’s selection panel included the Keeper of Art for Amgueddfa Cymru, Andrew Renton, the leader of Penarth Town Council, councillor Rhiannon Birch and town council officers Lewis Prosser and Nicolas McDonald.
Together, the panel assessed over 200 applications and selected work by 63 artists from all backgrounds to showcase in the exhibition.