Prizewinning art on show

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AWARD-winning artworks are to be displayed at a new venue in Chichester.

The exhibition at the Pallant House Gallery will host the work of the winners of the National Open Art Exhibition.

Formally housed at Chichester Festival Theatre, the Minerva, the collection will be exhibited alongside the Edward Burra Exhibition.

To celebrate the move, the gallery is hosting a charity night on January 6 from 6pm to 8pm, with drinks and nibbles.

Visitors at the charity night will also have the chance to see the Pallant House Gallery.

The exhibition includes the work of Towry First Prize winner David Whittaker, with his emotive image The Hovering (Avon).

David lives in Cornwall and is represented by the Millennium Gallery in St Ives.

Work from the nine regional winners of the following categories; best drawing, best photograph, best wall hung, best installation will also be on display.

There were more than 2,000 entries into the national competition, each judged by Lisa Wright, Catherine Lampert, Frank Auerbach, Francis Hodgson, and Rosie Emerson.

Gavin Turk, chairman of the judging panel, said: ‘This year I have really been struck by the variety and strength of the countrywide application of painting and making art.’

The exhibition runs from January 4 to 15. See pallant.org.uk