Open Submission Artists Announced

Holburne Museum Announces Artists for New Programme at the Edge:
Ani Lacy, Gerry Eaton, Jack Lewdjaw and seam collective

Last November the Holburne put a call out for artists to participate in a new experimental, open submission arts programme to display their work finished, unfinished or in progress at the Andrew Brownsword Gallery at the Edge, University of Bath.

The idea was formed because of the scarcity of exhibition opportunities in the South West as well as the need for artists to have space to experiment and to experience their work outside of the studio.

The response was amazing with over 100 applications received. The Museum is pleased to announce the artists who have been selected to show their work this year are: Ani Lacy who will make ceramic pieces inspired by industrial process and population migration; Gerry Eaton who will create an assembly of sewn canvasses and poetry; Jack Lewdjaw who is looking to develop a new series of concrete and metal sculptures and; seam a contemporary textile collective of emerging and established artists, designers and researchers who will develop ideas for a touring exhibition, A Visible Thread.

Will Cooper, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Holburne said, “Congratulations to the selected artists, the competition was fierce and we are excited to be working with such a variety of talented artists and to give them the time and space to develop their practice.”

The first two artists to display their work are Ani Lacey and Gerry Eaton, in the ‘studio’ the Edge, Wednesday to Saturday from 12noon to 5pm.

Image: Lilah Fowler | Peter J Stone from the exhibition My Kid Could’ve Done That! at the Edge, 2021