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Art and Photography Exhibitions August 2014
Here at Picture Frames Express we work with a number of exhibitions, museums and galleries to provide a great show by supplying quality picture frames. Whether you are an art collector, an artist, a photographer or just someone who enjoys great work, we have compiled a list of some prime opportunities this August to feast your eyes on quality work both from top artists/photographers and the more hobbyist among us.
These events are great for both getting inspiration and for finding the next piece for your home.
In The Midlands:
Art in the Park
2nd & 3rd August Jephsons Gardens Leamington Spa.
There will be more than 30 artists exhibiting and selling their work at the Jephsons Gardens for this event. Including live sculpting demonstrations, craft stalls and a childrens art competition, the Art in the Park promises to be an unmissable event for local art enthusiasts, hobbyists and families alike.
To find out more about the event visit these sites:
Grain Photography Hub
Throughout August, The Library of Birmingham
The Grain Photography Hub has a wide variety of exhibitions happening this August.
1st August- 31st August Ikon’s;’As exciting as we can make it’ exhibition- a look back at the venue’s artists, photography and sculptures shown throughout the 1980’s.
1st August – 17th August Daniel Meadows: Early Photographic Works- A look back at the work of urban British society photographer Daniel Meadows between the 1970’s and 80’s.
1st August – 31st August Our City@The Photographers’ Wall – The Some Cities project brings together a collection of photographs which chronicles life within the city of Birmingham as it looks to become one of the centres of photography in the UK.
To find out more about events happening in The Library of Birmingham- visit their website:
Mechanical Art and Design Museum
19th July – 8th September 2014, Stratford upon Avon
Rather than go along to simply have a look around, get featured in the Mechanical Art and Design Museum Gallery this August with the Summer Photography Competition. All you need to do to enter is capture a photo around the museum in any part of the exhibition; whether of the people there or parts of an exhibit. The winner and runners up of the competition will have pride of place in the museum gallery and be promoted on social. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a day out aswell as make a name for yourself.
You can find our more on the museums website:
The Countess of Warwick Country Show
24th August-25th August 2014
Happening in the heart of Essex over the August Bank Holiday, The Countess of Warwick’s Show is a showcase of Horticulture, Art, Equestrian Events and family fun. The Art show which happens in Little Easton Church will exhibit a selection of photography, hand-painted works, sculptures, etchings and much more.
Get more information at :
Summer Exhibition 2014
9th June- 17th August Main Galleries Burlington House
The Summer Exhibition 2014 is the world’s largest open exhibition. Having been held for nearly 250 years the Summer Exhibition features both emerging and popular names in art and architecture in the world right now. this exhibition is the perfect chance to see what new themes and styles are coming out in the art world to help inspire and discover.
Travel Photographer of The Year
11th July – 17th August The Royal Geographical Society in London
The Travel Photographer of The Year Exhibition showcases the winning work from the 2013 Travel photographer competition. From professionals to semi-professionals and adults to under 14’s you can see all the photography portfolio’s of all the winners and runners up from last years competition.
You can see the winning work online at:
2020 Vision Photography Street Gallery
5th August- 29th August, Grange-over-sands (venue to be revealed)
2020 Vision Photography outdoor exhibition showcases a project involving some of the most talented nature and wildlife photographers in the UK. The project seeks to show off UK nature and wildlife in a more accessible and engaging way to appeal to a wider audience. The hope of 2020Vision overall is to convey the importance of restoring and protecting our ecosystems.
You can take a look at some of the work here: http://www.2020v.org/ and find out about the event here: http://www.morecambebay.org.uk/events/2020vision-photography-street-gallery-grange-over-sands
Running or attending a photography or art exhibition next month? Why not let us know for a chance to be featured in next months exhibition guide.