Artists chosen for East Sussex Open 2015

Posted on 10/04/2015
East Sussex Open 2014. Photograph: Alison Bettles

East Sussex Open 2014. Photograph: Alison Bettles

We are delighted to share the final list of artists chosen for our prestigious regional art exhibition, East Sussex Open.

Judging this year’s applicants were guest selectors Jonathan Watkins, Director of Ikon Gallery, Birmingham and award-winning London-based video artist Saskia Olde Wolbers. They selected 44 artists from across the region to exhibit work at Towner this summer, from a record number of entries. We received the highest number of applicants this year, with 342 submissions.

This year’s selected artists for East Sussex Open 2015 are:

Victoria Albuquerque Eden Kötting
George Antoni Alexander Johnson
Ian Baker Mike Leale
Tom Banks Chris Liddiard
Ben Browton Alice Mara
Melissa Campbell Maslen & Mehra in collaboration with Shuby and Delete
Philip Cole Nicholas May
Alex Currie Terry McCormack
David Rees Davis David Muchmore
Brian Deighton Danny Pockets
Alexandra Drawbridge Guyan Porter
Gary Edwards George Robertson
Gabrielle Farah Scott Robertson
Ros Faram Brian Rybolt
Gary Goodman David Slack
Charlotte Lambert-Gorwyn Mike Stoakes
Scanlon&Grivell Wycliffe Stutchbury
Mick Hawksworth Michael Tierney
Christopher Hoggins Andrew Voyce
Ida Holbrook Glen Walker
Chris Shaw Hughes Lynn Weddle
Andrew Kötting Jo Worth

The 44 artists chosen hail from all parts of East Sussex including: Lewes, Saltdean, St Leonards on Sea, Hastings, Hove, Brighton, Forest Row, Portslade, Hailsham, Ewhurst Green, Hassocks, Eastbourne, Seaford, Saltdean, and Bexhill.

Now in its sixth year, East Sussex Open aims to showcase the best visual artists and makers from across the East Sussex region – from Rye to Brighton and Hove. Artists will be able to exhibit and sell their original art work.

The exhibition will run from 11 July – 20 September 2015.

We will shortly preview some of the works to be exhibited this summer.

For more information, see