Express & Echo Local Art Show 2016
30 April to 29 May 2016
The Local Art Show 2016 competition has a botanical theme.
The annual Express & Echo Local Art Show gives art groups and societies from Exeter and the surrounding area the chance to display their members work in an exhibition at RAMM. Shortlisted entries are featured in the Express & Echo and readers invited to vote on their favourite. The shortlisted entries are:
21 Group of Artists, Bovey Tracey
Alphington Art Group, Exeter
Flying Colours, Teignmouth
Macula Collective, Exeter
Newton Abbot Art Group
Tiverton Art Society
Village Art, Colaton Raleigh
All votes must be sent to the Express & Echo and received by noon on Thursday 31 March. Only original coupons, taken from the newspaper, will be accepted. The winning group will be announced on April 7.
Rosie Denham, Lead Councillor for Economy and Culture, explains: “Exeter City Council is delighted to be working with the Express & Echo to help recognise, reward and foster creativity in the city. This annual competition allows us to give recognition to the work of local art groups, help broaden appreciation of the wealth of local talent and give one group the opportunity to display their best work in perfect surroundings. Complementing the International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition in April and Botanical Drawings in June, this year’s competition will have a botanical theme. We hope this will inspire groups to create new work and make it easier for voters to compare entries.”
The previous winners are Topsham Art Group (2015), Sense (2014), Hive Art Group (2013) and Fairstream Arts (2012).