View of the main gallery during the Crocus Gallery Open 3


Crocus Gallery Open 3

17th November - 15th December

Curator’s Review by Rachel Tait

Our newest exhibition, the Crocus Gallery Open Exhibition 3, launched with a bang on the 16th November with some great live music and a lot of fantastic work on display. We have over 70 artists included in the exhibition this year, a huge show of support for the gallery, and as a result we’ve put together one of our most diverse shows yet! Like last year, as a thank you to all who are taking part we held a competition to award two solo shows in the coming year. Our winners chosen by artist Madeleine Burt were Tracie Shaylor with her Morphogenesis Cells and Lucy Sparrow’s textile pieces Marlborough Lights and If Damien Hirst Had Paint Thinner, who have been awarded exhibitions in the main gallery and back space in the coming year. They were selected out of a shortlist which also included Adam Black, Rachel Wing, Mark O’Hara, Sonja Benskin Mesher, Steve Talbot, and Jill Hedges, all worthy candidates for the prize.

The Open Exhibtion is great opportunity to see a huge range of work and mediums that are rarely put together in a standard exhibition, creating a unique and exciting experience for all. This year has been a huge challenge for our team and I believe we pulled it off! But come and have a look yourself.

The exhibition will be open until 14th Decmeber, so if you haven’t already been, come and give us your thoughts. A lot of the work is for sale, ranging from just £15 so it’s a great opportunity to find some artistic gems! It’s also a great chance to see the work of some new artists from all over the world, brought together by our fantastic team.

Finally, I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has taken part or visited the exhibition this year. It is so important in raising funds for the gallery and we hope you all enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed putting it together.

During the launch night on Friday 16th November, Madeleine Burt announces the winners of the Crocus Gallery Open 3. From left to right, Kay Richards, Rachel Tait and Madeleine Burt.

Re-Present - Open Exhibition 2013

Friday 10th - Saturday 26th January 2013

Launch Event Thursday 9th January 7-10pm

Re-Present is an independent, contemporary art organization based in Nottingham whose aim is to bring together fresh new talent from Nottingham’s art scene through the creation of a support network for artists.

This exhibition explores the notion of the fictitious, specifically the line between the fact and fictitious and what can happen when the two blur. The brief for the show requires work which is connected to or contrived from the fictitious in some way.The exhibition includes artwork from any medium.

For information on Re-Present, see the website:


Morphogenesis Cells - Tracie Shaylor

Madeleine Burt (left congratulates Tracie Shaylor on being chosen as winner of the Crocus Gallery Open 3

Marlborough Lights - Lucy Sparrow

If Damien Hirst Had Paint Thinner - Lucy Sparrow

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