> 21st NATIONAL OPEN ART EXHIBITION

21st National Open Art Exhibition

Bargehouse Oxo Tower Wharf Southbank London | 17 – 26 November 2017

 

A vast, untouched four-storey industrial building will host the 21st National Open Art Exhibition. Bargehouse is an exciting atmospheric space on London’s fast-moving South Bank and Bankside areas and sister building to the iconic landmark, Oxo Tower which stands proud on the cultural path between the National Theatre and Tate Modern. This big blank canvas will be transformed into a contemporary gallery space to showcase a cross-section of the very best British and Irish contemporary art of 2017.

 

 

A programme of events will be taking place during the exhibition with collaborations between NOA Vice President Gavin Turk and Deborah Turk’s House of Fairy Tales along with Be Smart About Art, Explore Learning and more to be announced. Sign up to be the first to know our latest news here.


Professional and amateur artists aged 15 and over have submitted work to the main 2017 competition and each entry judged anonymously, making the competition one of the most democratic in the UK and Ireland operating today, resulting in an exhibition of 100% of the open entries, so no 'invited' artists.


This year’s finalists will be exhibited in the 21st National Open Art Exhibition at Bargehouse Oxo Tower Wharf on Southbank in London this Autumn where the prizewinners will be announced. Stay tuned for announcements surrounding the event highlights coming soon. Subscribe for updates here.

 

About OXO Tower Wharf & its History

 

Bargehouse

 

Raw, atmospheric exhibition space at the heart of London’s South Bank.

 

Bargehouse is an exciting atmospheric space in London’s fast moving South Bank and Bankside areas. A vast, untouched four-storey building, in its raw state Bargehouse is a blank canvas with tremendous scope, often transformed by creatives for atmospheric exhibitions, immersive performance, and interactive events. Bargehouse also provides an unusual setting for press launches, fashion shows, staff motivation events, filming and photo shoots. Bargehouse has a range of different spaces each offering unique features and quirks; rooms can be used on their own or in combinations depending on event requirements. The venue is part of the Oxo Tower Wharf development owned and managed by social enterprise Coin Street Community Builders and surrounded by restaurants, cafés, bars and 30 innovative contemporary design shops.

 

Oxo Tower Wharf

 

Oxo Tower Wharf is an award-winning, landmark building situated on the riverside walkway part of London’s South Bank and Bankside areas. Oxo Tower Wharf is home to some of the UK’s most innovative and internationally renowned contemporary designers, restaurants, cafes, bars and exhibition venues [email protected] and Bargehouse.

 

The Oxo Tower has been a riverside landmark since the 1930s. During its industrial heyday, it was owned by the makers of the OXO brand and has had numerous and varied uses since. By the 1970s it had fallen into disrepair and was largely derelict.

In the 1990s Oxo Tower Wharf entered a new lease of life when Coin Street Community Builders (CSCB) began a major refurbishment project to transform the building into an award-winning mixed-use development of co-operative homes, retail design studios, specialist shops, galleries, restaurants, cafes, and bars.

 

The £20 million refurbishment was designed by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and funded by a mixture of bank loans and CSCB equity, Housing Corporation grant, and English Partnerships. Oxo Tower Wharf received The Royal Find Art Commission/BSkyB Building of the Year for Urban Regeneration Award in 1997.

 

Since opening to the public in 1996 Oxo Tower Wharf has attracted a wide range of visitors. The ground, first and second floors are home to over 30 retail design studios as well as specialist shops, restaurant spaces to let with breathtaking river views, and [email protected] and Bargehouse with its changing programme of exhibitions.

 

Click here for directions and a map.

 

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London Wall Partners

SUPPORTERS

Seaward
The Arts Club
Artists' Collecting Society
Chichester University
Cass Art
The Foyle Foundation
Anthony Ward Thomas
Belmond Hotels
World First
Welsh Award - Twr y Felin
Russell Fairbrass

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Pallant House Gallery
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Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Art Rooms

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British Journal of Photography
Artlyst
Chichester College
Bridgeman
Be Smart About Art
ArtPakk
ArtJobs
ArtWeek
CutThroughPR
Unity Studios
House of Fairy Tales