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Artists urged to submit work to Burntwood exhibition

Paint brushes. Pic: 3rd Foundation

Paint brushes. Pic: 3rd Foundation

Burntwood artists are being urged to apply to take part in a summer art exhibition.

Last year’s Burntwood Open Art Exhibition was a huge hit, attracting over 450 art lovers to Chase Terrace Technical College to see hundreds of pieces of work submitted by a wide variety of local professional and amateur artists.

And organisers are hoping to repeat the success at this summer’s event.

Celia Houghton, Arts Development Officer for Lichfield District Council, said:

“Excitement is mounting for this summer’s exhibition, and we’ve had lots of applications for work to be considered. However, there is plenty of room for more, and we are keen that local artists don’t miss out on their opportunity of being part of a collective of local art work.”

The theme of this year’s exhibition – I was Here/I woz ‘ere – is all about leaving a mark on the world and in some way proving existence. The title reflects the variety of traditional and more avant-garde artists in the area. Artwork could be anything from a view of somewhere the artist has visited, through to work influenced by maps, graffiti, shadows or footprints.

The exhibition will feature artwork by people, young and old, with a local connection. So if you live, work or play in Burntwood, or have done in the past, the organisers would like you to submit your artistic creations.

Celia added:

“You have until June 30 to submit images of your work – including paintings, photographs, sculpture, installations and more. There is still time to get cracking on a new piece inspired by the theme of this year’s show. Last year’s exhibition featured such interesting and diverse works, and I’m so excited to see what we’ll get this year.”

To download an application form, please visit the Burntwood Open Art Exhibition website or contact Celia Houghton, Arts Development Officer at Lichfield District Council on  01543 308224 or email

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