Open21 artworks

OPEN23 is open for submissions – Worthing Theatres and Museum to celebrate artists from across Sussex

Worthing Theatres and Museum have announced that submissions are now open for their biennial WTM OPEN Exhibition. The exhibition will run Worthing Museum this winter. 

OPEN23 will offer artists from across Sussex the exciting opportunity to exhibit their work within a distinguished gallery space. Submissions are open now and close on Fri 27 Oct. Submitting work to this exhibition is open to anyone who lives or works in East or West Sussex. Amateur or professional artists of all ages are welcome to submit up to three pieces. The final exhibition will then be formed of work selected by a panel of external guest judges. 

Open21 private view

“Once again we’re preparing ourselves for a busy OPEN23. We are looking forward to the influx of local creativity,” said WTM Fine Art Curator, Emma Walder. “I love working on the open exhibitions. It’s an opportunity to meet local artists and participants, as well connect with artists and communities from neighbouring towns which often means welcoming many new faces.  Diversity, creativity and community spirit threads through the whole ‘open’ exhibition process. The selected exhibition is always an unknown vision until the very last minute.  I’m really looking forward to it.”

The OPEN23 comes two years after the huge success of WTM’s OPEN21 which featured over 160 pieces across two galleries and included a huge range of work with diverse and contrasting styles, and a variety of different mediums including 3D sculpture and photography, alongside work in acrylic, oil, pencil and pen.

The OPEN23 Exhibition will run in Worthing Museum’s Main and Norwood Galleries from Sat 2 Dec. To find out more, or to submit work, visit:

This summer Worthing Theatres and Museum are also hosting Spin Out – a series of open air events.

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