Quay Arts: OPEN Exhibition 2015

Pictured: Some of the 100+ guests for the exhibition preview and prize giving on the evening of Saturday 23rd May 2015.

The 2015 Quay Arts’ biennial contemporary Open exhibition features over 50 selected works from some 35 emerging and established artists from across the south region. The Open exhibition is formed as an open call to artists, to submit work of any medium, any size and any theme. Works include; painting, mixed media, illustration, photography, textiles, assemblage, video and print, and have all been produced within the last 12 months. Many artists present preoccupations with the land, the sea and memory. Works also explore ideas around preservation, conservation and domesticity.

  • Exhibition opening times
    Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.
  • Date & Time

    Sat 23rd May 2015 - 10:00 am BST
    Sat 11th Jul 2015 - 4:00 pm BST
  • Location

    Quay Arts
    15 Sea Street
    Newport Harbour
    Isle of Wight
    PO30 5BD
    United Kingdom
  • Rooms

    The Curve Gallery
    The West Gallery
  • Opening Hours

    Monday 9:00am - 11:00pm
    Tuesday 9:00am - 11:00pm
    Wednesday 9:00am - 11:00pm
    Thursday 9:00am - 11:00pm
    Friday 9:00am - 11:00pm
    Saturday 9:00am - 11:00pm
    Sunday 9:00am - 11:00pm

Each year one artist is selected from the OPEN exhibition entrants for a solo show at the Quay Arts gallery. The recipient of the solo exhibition recieves curatorial input, mentoring, marketing and installation support.


The 2015 Selectors:

  • Dr Rachel Flynn, Exhibitions & Collections Coordinator, Dimbola Museum & Galleries. 
  • Nigel George, Eccleston George Public Artist and Quay Arts Trustee
  • Georgia Newman, Visual Arts Project Manager, Quay Arts.


The 2015 Artists:

Lilly Louise • Zoë Barker • Luke Ellison • Michael Forrest • Karen Grainger • Ka Gray • Lynda Gray • David Hamilton • Howard Hardiman • Gillian Hawkins • Lisa Heath • Joanne Hummel-Newell • Akihito Izumi • Chris Jenkins • Trevor Jessop • Jess Jolliffe • Donna Jones • Lesley Jones • Joanna Kori • Penny Lochhead • Richard May • Steve Moberly • Lyndy Moles • Rob Moore • Katy Oxborrow • Lucia Para • Adele Pearce • Deborah Richards • Judy Rodrigues • Melanie Swan • Martin Swan • Brenda Ullrich • Ian Whitmore • Paul Windridge • Paul Woods & Maya Malfatti Woods.

The 2015 OPEN Exhibition runs from Saturday 23rd of May 2015 through to Saturday 11th of July 2015.

Exhibition opening times are from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.

Quay Arts’ Open 2015 Exhibition Winner is Joanna Kori 

Working as a mixed media artist and interactive instructional designer, she also provides adult, community and school workshops as a learning consultant for Jerwood Gallery, Hastings. Her works are in public and private collections.

Joanna’s work focuses on drawings and constructions. Her constructions in particular allude to the culture of domestic routine and the rituals of hospitality. They engage the still-life tradition from a contemporary feminine perspective.

For the Quay Arts OPEN, Joanna submitted a collection of casts/sculptures called Vessels made from gum-strip paper and linseed oil representing contemporary domestic tools and objects. They are housed in two display units with the gum-strip pieces inside, which emphasise the archaeological feel of the work. The casts’ fragmented states suggests a kind of archaeology and piecing together of domestic activity from a bygone era, yet the casts are based on current-day implements. Learn more about the work Joanna entered.