Littlehampton Museum Virtual OPEN 2020

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Back in June Littlehampton Museum launched the theme for its 2020 OPEN exhibition and invited people to submit work created during lockdown for an extra special OPEN reflecting on the effects this pandemic has had on us all. It had been hoped normality would have returned by Winter, but it is now clear that this will not be the case. In light of this, and to ensure the safety of all artists, visitors and staff, the Museum have taken the decision to make the 2020 OPEN virtual.

A brand new online OPEN exhibition featuring all work submitted will launch on Tuesday 1st December, providing a safe way for everybody to experience all the wonderful pieces of artwork created during this time.

If you would like to be a part of this virtual event, now is the time to get creating! As before everyone is invited to join in and submit something, whether you consider yourself to be an artist or not, based on your experiences, thoughts or feelings about these strange and challenging times we find ourselves in. The Museum welcomes traditional art mediums as always, but equally this year, invite expressions of any form to help create a special and memorable online display to mark this unique year. The Museum will also be accessioning some pieces into the collection as a permanent record of our community during these important times.

People can submit as many pieces as they wish and the deadline for submissions is Sunday 15th November. To submit your work/s simply visit the Museum website and follow the instructions.

The Museum would love to see your ideas and artworks in the making, so please share photos on social media #littlehamptonmuseumOPEN2020


Councillor Billy Blanchard-Cooper, Chair of the Community Resources Committee said: Throughout history people have expressed themselves through various forms of art particularly during times of significance of which this pandemic is one. I am looking forward to this the first virtual “Open” Exhibition of community art and would encourage as many of you to get creative and expressive.”