A call out to artists for our inaugural open exhibition

CONNECTION:OPEN 2018 exhibition to celebrate the best East Anglian art as part of the new landmark venue’s opening season in spring 2018.

Artists with an East Anglian connection are invited to submit works for the exciting launch exhibition at the new Wells Maltings art space, opening Spring 2018.

CONNECTION: OPEN 2018 will bring together the best artists from across the East Anglian region to showcase the new art space within the refurbished Maltings buildings on Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea, and to form an important part of its opening season.

Featuring 2-dimensional work in all mediums CONNECTION: OPEN 2018 not only offers a unique opportunity for artists to show their work, but will also give visitors to chance to view and purchase work by artists at every level of their career, from new talent to established figures, in the centre’s stunning new art space.

CONNECTION: OPEN 2018 is co-curated by Catherine Mason, who will work with and and advise the Maltings team in staging the exhibition and selecting final works to go on show.

Wells Maltings general manager Simon Daykin says, “Our opening exhibition will combine the things we hold dear to us. Firstly, we aim to showcase the very best in visual arts from exciting and inspirational artists. Secondly, the focus on East Anglian themes reflects our own sense of place, and how we bring our local connections into our building. And last – but certainly not least – it’s an open call – anyone can take part and submit work. The Maltings – like art – is for everyone.”

For more information on how to submit work, visit www.wellsmaltings.oess.uk. More information on the final selection, and the exhibition itself, will be announced next year.