Exhibitions at the Old Parcels Office ArtSpace

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Photography exhibition
Old Parcels Office plans

OPO OPEN Exhibition  2024

10th February- 12th March

The OPO Open, the annual open exhibition organised by the Old Parcels Office Artspace opens on Saturday 10th February

Now in its third year the OPO ‘Open Call’ attracted over 400 entries from artists across the UK, with a large number of entries coming from the northern region. Works by 80 artists have been selected by a panel of experts for the exhibition. The panel included 2 independent members; Karen Sherwood who runs the Cupola Gallery in Sheffield, Nathan Wackett artist co-founder and co-curator of Mandy Apple artspace in Scarborough and Rob Moore, artist and Trustee of the Old Parcels Office.

In keeping with the aims of the Old Parcels Office, the selected works showcase an exciting  range of innovative works across diverse media including paintings, prints, photography, sculptures, ceramics and textile works.

The lucky artists started arriving at the end of last week to hand in their work and since then the curator Rob Moore and the volunteers have been busy installing the art works ready for the opening of the show on Saturday 10th February.

Rob Moore chair of the selection panel said “choosing 80 works from an entry of over 400 pieces proved a real challenge for the three selectors because of the high quality of the applications. Many fine artworks had to be rejected simply because of the space available and we were sorry to have to turn down some superb work.

Selectors for the OPO Open Exhibition change every year and so those not selected this time around may well find themselves successful in future years. My thanks go my fellow selectors, Karen Sherwood and Nathan Wackett for the hard work and soul-searching that went into their tricky task.”

The winners of the Yorkshire Coast BID Prize and other prize winners will be announced on the opening day of the exhibition. AVisitors’ Choice’ prize which will be awarded to the most popular work as voted for by visitors at the end of the exhibition