Our annual showcase of artworks
The Summer Open returns for another year! Featuring both professional and amateur artists based in East Anglia and beyond, the exhibition promises to feature an exciting range of artworks. Many of the artworks will be for sale.
Thank you to all who submitted to take part in the selected annual exhibition. The panel has chosen from 140+ artists and 370+ artworks submitted to make up this years exhibition. This year's exhibition starts at 12pm on Saturday 30th July and ends at 4pm on Bank Holiday Monday 29th August.
Take a look at last year's exhibition in the video below:
Meet the Panel
Freelance Curator, gallerist and art consultant, since graduating in Fine Art & Music (1997), Devi has built extensive experience across Arts-related environments, working in music publishing, managing British commercial contemporary galleries, opening her own Art Centre in south London and recently as Artistic Director of the Siren Arts & Environmental Festival.
Currently based at Thompson’s Gallery (Aldeburgh), which specialises in modern British artists and Scottish colourists, Devi has represented the gallery at national art fairs, managed and curated the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower sculpture gardens, and devised a series of innovative art concept talks.
Previously owner of South-London Gallery & Arts Centre ‘Melting Pot’, it was here she found her calling, and the ambition to build an inclusive community environment where multi arts-based making opportunities were created, for everyone. “I’m driven to communicate and celebrate artistic voices, to champion and amplify awareness of their art and ideas. The joy for me, comes from growing relationships of mutual trust and understanding with artists, to nurture and catalyse their very best work.”
Kinnari Saraiya is a Wordbuilder, Artist, Curator and Writer. She works across film, interactive 3D digital immersive environments, installation, animation, folk dance and sound which allows her to interweave complex sensorial narratives together. She was recognised to be of Exceptional Promise by the Arts Council England in 2021 and she currently works at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art as a Curatorial Fellow, supported by Frieze and Deutsche Bank.
Stuart Green is Babylon Gallery’s exhibition installer, and an artist and tutor with over fifty years of experience in art education.