COVENTRY OPEN 2020

29 February – 19 April 2020 at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

By The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

Nude View 2The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

​This is the eleventh Coventry Open, an inspiring exhibition showcasing a wide range of talent from the West Midlands and Warwickshire.

Coventry Open 2020 | Art ExhibitionThe Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

The work displayed in the exhibition was selected by a panel of judges:
Alexandra Blum, Aidan Moesby, and Sylvia Theuri.

Konsumership 2050 Konsumership 2050 (2020) by Clara Stromeyer-ParkThe Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

Over 340 pieces were entered into the competition, with artists from across Coventry, Warwickshire and the wider region submitting their art. The panel only selected 58 works to be displayed.

The Conversation' - Thin Tissue/Menopause Series The Conversation' - Thin Tissue/Menopause Series (2019) by Gabrielle Roberts-DaltonThe Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

Gabrielle Roberts-Dalton was awarded the winning prize for her drawing ‘The Conversation’ – Thin Tissue/Menopause series.

Coventry Open 2020 | Winner Interview | Gabrielle Roberts-DaltonThe Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

Time of the Thin Tissue' - Menopause Series (2019) by Gabrielle Roberts-DaltonThe Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

Gabrielle’s work forms part of her Thin Tissue series of over 50 paintings and drawings exploring the themes of the menopause.

Sitting Girl View 2The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

Three finalists also received special commendations from the judges for their pieces:
Ryan Hart for 'To Run and Never Tire',
Alexander Hatfield for 'Jojo',
and Ashley Spindler for 'Sometimes'.

To run and never tire, Ryan Hart, 2020, From the collection of: The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
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Jojo, Alexander Hatfield, 2019, From the collection of: The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
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Sometimes, Ashley Spindler, 2019, From the collection of: The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
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Lockwood Bryophyta (2018) by Clare PentlowThe Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

The exhibition helps the Herbert support both new and established artists in the region...

Market Day (2019) by Heather DavisonThe Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

... as well as encouraging local artists to get involved and have their work on display in the city.

Unravelling Masculinity View 2The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

Finalists' work ranges from textiles and film...

Purgatory (2020) by Steve DaviesThe Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

... to print and photographs ...

Dept 25 (2019) by Kieran McInerneyThe Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

Rock Pool Rock Pool (2019) by Jennifer CorfieldThe Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

... through to sculpture, paintings and drawings.

China Nights (2) (2018) by Janet ReadThe Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

Please visit our partnership page to see other finalists, and find out more about each piece.

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The Herbert thanks all artists who entered Coventry Open 2020 and the judges who selected work for an inspiring exhibition.

The digital exhibition has been put together by Joy Corcec, Communications Officer at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.

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