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Rugby Open Art Exhibition 2017

The Rugby Open exhibition showcases the best of art and craft from the region.    The deadline for submission of applications was 12 November 2017.

Selected works will be shown in an exhibition at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum taking place between the 28 November and 13 January 2018.  There are several prizes for works in the exhibition selected by the judging panel and local sponsors. 


Online applicants: To complete your application process please either ring 01788 533217 or send a cheque or pay in cash at the Visitor Centre.

Submission of Artworks

Artworks must be brought into the Art Gallery and Museum on Sunday 19 November between 10am and 4 pm.

You will receive notification of whether you have been accepted for the Rugby Open 2017 on Tuesday 21 November.

Unsuccessful applicants will need to collect their art works between 12pm and 7pm on Wednesday 22 November.

FESTIVE EVENING 8 December 2017 5.30pm-8pm

Join us on Friday 8 December for prize giving, speeches and celebration of the wonderful Rugby Open Art Exhibition.  All welcome. 

The Floor One Gallery will also be open with the exhibition of the 2016 Open winner David Broadfield. 

Rugby Open 2016 Exhibition Winner

David Broadfield

'Lime, Newnham Paddox'


imageof lime newnham paddox

Winner of the Brethertons LLP Award 2016

Roger Griffiths

'Newton, Rugby'


image of Newton rugby

Winner of the Rugby Decorative and Fine Art Society Award 2016

Val Hunt

'A Conference of Endangered Birds discussing their Future'

Drinks can metal

image of metal birds

Winner of the World Rugby Award 2016

David Kearney

'Winter Trees'

Watercolour/pen and ink/gouache

winter trees painting

Winner of the People's Choice 2016

Louise Humphreys

'Vendon Wright'


image of vendon wright

All images copyright of the artist.

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