Nottingham Castle Open 2015



Ben Woodeson


Rob Dingle
Art Fund

Kerry Harker
Director, The Tetley

Deb Covell


With 378 submissions, the selectors spent a long and challenging day deciding which works to include in this year’s Open exhibition. Their brief was to draw together a body of work that represented the wide range of creative practice taking place in our region, from style and medium, to subject and technical ability. From the large number of applications they finally drew together works from 31 artists.


selected artists

Louisa Chambers | John Cheall | Richard Devereux | Garry Doherty | Juliet FlemingAntony Fletcher | Rob Flint | Alice Gale-Feeny | Mark Houghton | Jed Hoyland Thomas Kilby | Chi Lam | Matthieu Leger | Holger Martin Alison Ballard & Martin Lewis | Daisy Milburn | Craig David Parr | Leon SadlerRichard Sandell | Alexandra Searle | Joseph Shaw | Céline Siani Djiakoua | Ju SmithDebra Swann | Michael Tharian | Rose Walsh | Hannah WhitlowGrace Alexandra Williams | Chris Wright


Prizes for 2015

£2000 main prize
Alison Ballard & Martin Lewis

Solo exhibition at Nottingham Castle in 2015
Alice Gale-Feeny

Nottingham Castle Purchase Prize
Louisa Chamber

New Art Exchange Prize & Surface Gallery Prize
Céline Siani Djiakoua

Solo exhibition at Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington & The Illuminate Prize
John Cheall

A three month residency courtesy of One Thoresby Street
The Syson Prize
Leon Sadler

The GreatArt Award
Daisy Milburn

Nottingham Society of Artists Prize
£250 worth of John E Wright fine art or photographic print services
Matthieu Leger

The Ian Robinson Prize – £200 cash prize
Richard Devereux

All prizes have been donated and chosen by our individual sponsors to reflect the aims of their businesses and organisations, with the exception of the 'Main Prize' which has been chosen by our invited panel of judges.


Image credits: Nottingham Castle Open 2015 install shots by John Hartley