Open Exhibition 2015

  • Date:
    11 December–28 February 2015

Artists: Adrian Baynes, Anna Katarzyna Domejko, Arabel Rosillo De Blas, Barnaby Lewer and Tristan Deratz, Elvis Dread, Brendan O’Neill, Charlie Billingham, Chloe Feldman Emison, David Theobold, Dawn Giles, Emma Brack, Faye Spencer, Grant Petrey, Ikran Abdille, Jade Hanley, James Paddock, Janet Milner, Jessica Harby, Jodie Wingham, Jonathan McCree, Joshua Uvieghara, Kennis Chan, Kevin McCully, Melissa Campbell, Nikkita Morgan, Priya Baxter, Ramona Zoladek, Ryan Brown, Sarah Hill, Silvia Lerin, Steve Ruiz, Susan Phillips, Tom Climent, Tyrone Williams & Jean Christophe Recchia, Valentina Casalini
Selected by: Ruth Claxton, Mathew Shaul

Every two years NN Contemporary Art hosts its Open Exhibition of work by artists from across the world in a wide range of media. The show is selected by a changing panel of judges; this year’s panel were Ruth Claxton (Artist and Associate Director of Eastside Projects) and Matthew Shaul (Artistic Director of UH Galleries and Deputy Director of UH Arts). 112 artists responded to the open call submitting 225 individual works. From this selection the judges chose 35 artists to feature in the exhibition.

The Open Exhibition launches at NN on 10 December 2015 at 6pm and visitors will be able to see a wide range of artworks: from a CGI kebab shop window to political text work, from an abstracted daffodil to pencil drawings of Arnold Schwarzenegger moving mountains and much more from Ireland Norway, USA, and the UK.

The Open is a selling show and gives visitors the opportunity to buy the artworks in the exhibition by emerging and leading artists. Visitors will be able to ask the gallery front desk for a price list an NN can arrange delivery of the artwork to homes, offices or as gifts after the close of the exhibition.

Join us for the launch of the Open at NN and our 3rd birthday party on
10 December 2015, 6pm


Open launch and NN Birthday Party
10 December 2015, 6–8pm
Join us for the launch of the Open at NN Contemporary Art and our 3rd birthday party at our home at Number Nine Guildhall Road. Come along to celebrate with drinks and cakes from 6pm. All welcome.

Crit Group
7 January 2016, 7pm
NN hosts the Crit Group for artists at all stages of their career to come together to discuss their work in progress.

How to: Art Handling
9 January 2016, 2pm
NN’s Artistic Director Catherine Hemelryk will introduce different methods for handling and packaging artwork in a range of media. With over a decade of experience working with galleries and museums across Europe and a wide range of media, Catherine with share her knowledge of different techniques and will demonstrate some basics to help artists protect artwork in transit or storage.

From Art to Commerce
9 January 2016, 11-1pm
6 February 2016, 11-1pm
5 March 2016, 11-1pm
These two-hour sessions are led by NN’s Development Director Tracey Clarke. These workshops are business support sessions for those wanting to turn their creative ideas into viable businesses. For further information contact Tracey at [email protected]

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