Still time to see Derbyshire Open Exhibition

This year’s winner of the Derbyshire Trophy in the Derbyshire Open competition was Harry McArdle with Derbyshire Moors.

The Derbyshire Open is an annual competition, now in its 34th year held at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, and is open to both amateur and professional artists.

This year the judges looked at 309 entries, and selected 105, including 29 works from young people aged 21 and under.

Competition entrants were asked to capture an image of what Derbyshire means to the artist, with suggested subjects ranging from landscape and the artist’s home town to local people, local legends or still life.

The artists were able to use a variety of materials to work with including oils, acrylics, watercolours, drawing, print, collage, manipulated digital imagery or three-dimensional work.

There is an exhibition at the museum until September 2 and a catalogue of the winners and other commended entries can be seen by clicking on an attachment at this website

Visitors to the  exhibition in the museum will have the chance to vote for their favourite while the exhibition is on and the Visitors’ Choice will be announced on August 9.