about this event
“Ways of Seeing”
Enjoy work from a wide variety of artists in our beautiful gallery space. The theme for the 2019 Cranleigh Open Art Competition is “Ways of Seeing” and artists are invited to interpret the theme through any subject and style, in any traditional medium (drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics/sculpture).
An overall winner and runner up will be selected by an independent panel and announced at the exhibition launch on Tuesday 26th November. The public will also have a chance to vote for their favourite piece during the exhibition with the winner announced after the exhibition closes.
The three winners will be invited to return to the gallery with their own joint exhibition in the summer of 2020.
We are pleased to announce that the judges on this year’s panel will be:
Sue studied Fine Art with James Hockey at The West Surrey College of Art (now The Surrey Institute of Art and Design) and then worked for 10 years in a Private Studio with the Hackney family in Surrey. Sue is a member of the Societee de Pastelistes de France and has worked in Paris as well as exhibiting regularly there. She also exhibits regularly at the Mall Galleries, London, home of The Federation of British Artists as well as internationally and her work can be found in many private and public collections.
The Belgravia Gallery
Belgravia Gallery was established by Anna Hunter in London over 30 years ago and is run together with her daughter, Laura Walford, exhibiting work by truly outstanding British and international established and emerging artists. Belgravia Gallery has relocated from London’s Mayfair to stunning premises in the Surrey Hills. Belgravia Gallery represents over 50 artists with a diverse range of art forms, from lithographs to paintings, sculptures to fine art and photography. Belgravia Gallery is the showcase for work by truly outstanding British based and international artists and people of renown, including Nelson Mandela and HRH The Prince of Wales, Pop Artists such as Andy Warhol and Sir Peter Blake, and works by Jan Coutts, Maria Filopoulou, John Illsley and Monroe Hodder.
Bob Wild –Chairman of Cranleigh Arts
Bob has been the Chairman of the Cranleigh Arts’ board of trustees since 2016. Before that he spent over 40 years in banking. He has held Chief Executive and Director positions internationally and in the City of London. He is presently a Non-Executive Director on the boards of two UK banks. While living overseas for many years including in India, the Middle East, Hong Kong and Greece, he and his wife Lynne have had a home in Cranleigh for over 25 years.