Over 25 Digswell Arts artists, both current Fellows and Alumni, feature in the 2nd ‘Letchworth Open’ at the Broadway Gallery in Letchworth. The gallery’s annual exhibition is a celebration of the visual arts in Letchworth and surrounding region, and provides an opportunity for anyone, from all ages, abilities and career levels, to become an exhibited artist in the Broadway Gallery. The Open exhibition runs until Sunday 30th October 2022.
Owing to Covid restrictions at the beginning of 2021, the inaugural ‘Letchworth Open’ was an online-only exhibition. The 2022 edition features over 300 art works, displayed within the Broadway Gallery space. For the second edition over 77% of the entrants are 1st time applicants, with media used including painting, ceramic sculpture, textile, design, photography and printing. Three artists will be awarded a £1000 bursary and a solo presentation of their work in the space in 2023. Additionally, there are 4 prizes awarded in relation to painting; drawing and illustration; photography and applied arts.
Current Digswell Arts Fellows included in the ‘Letchworth Open’ are Fiona Booy, Liz Harrington, Maria Meridian, Stuart Jones and Muna Zuberi from the Fenners Building studios in Letchworth and Jane Bottery, Molly Hagan, Sue Jarman and Sue Pilborough from the Forge studios in Welwyn.
Digswell Arts Print Members, also located at The Forge studios, include Mary Down, Marian Hall and Declan Hoare.
Digswell Arts Alumni include Linda Anderson, Hediki Arichi, Sandy Campbell, Richard Clare, Jaime Freestone, Julia Holt, Jo Howe, Beth Horner, Lousie Lahive, Helen Mason, Sarah Rooms Heaphy, Deirdre Shepherd, Cathy Smale, John Vincent, Amy Wilson, Holly Wisker.
More information on current Digswell Arts Fellows can be found here: https://digswellarts.org/current-artists/ and information regarding Digswell Arts alumni here: https://digswellarts.org/past-artists/
For more information on current Broadway Gallery exhibitions and news visit: https://www.broadway-gallery.com/ or for a look at list of archive of exhibitions over the last five years visit: https://www.broadway-letchworth.com/gallery/past-exhibitions
Cover image: Jo Underhill, 2022
- Broadway Gallery