yo-logoYoung Open at St Peter’s Church again!

Herefordshire Young Open 2014 is once again at St Peter’s Church in Hereford. It runs from 3rd to 13th September, Mondays to Saturdays, 10.00 to 4.00.

This year the exhibition has been organised by ‘Framework Herefordshire’ a Support Network for Emerging Artists run by and for young artists at the start of their careers.

The Aims of the Herefordshire Young Open

The aims are to:

Act as a platform for young artists, between the ages of 18 and 30, who are at the start of their career and who live, study or work in Herefordshire. To inform young artists about the event and invite them to submit work they have completed recently.

Engage members of the public, particularly young people, to look at the creative industries as a rewarding career choice.

Give local artists and graduates opportunities to help develop their careers. The event should be used to help people get experience of preparing their work for, curating, promoting and hanging exhibitions.

Encourage young artists to participate in h.Art (Herefordshire Art Week) through Associate Membership.

The event is being organised by the Herefordshire Young Open Steering Group, which consists of young artists involved in previous Young Open Exhibitions with support from the h.Art (Herefordshire Art Week) Steering Group and Co-ordinator, Hereford College of Arts and Apple Store Gallery, Hereford.

Work from graduating students (Foundation Degree and Degree courses) has been selected from end of course shows and practising artists invited to submit work for selection.

Please see Facebook for further information about Herefordshire Young Open 2014 and Framework, a new organisation being set up as a support network for emerging artists.