Calderdale Open Art Exhibition

Calderdale Open Art Exhibition 2019

This event takes place at Bankfield Museum

2019's Calderdale Open Art Exhibition will showcase 2D work by professional and amateur artists in any medium in our North Gallery at Bankfield Museum. 

Exhibition opens on the 9th November with prize giving at 2pm. The £100 People’s Prize will be announced on Friday 20th December.

Artwork submissions accepted at Bankfield Museum from 10am Tuesday 8th October 2019. Submissions close at 3.30pm on Saturday 26th October. £20 per entry (for up to 3 artworks). Pay in person by cash, cheque or card when submitting works. A completed Entry Form is required, this can be downloaded in advance or completed on site. (Unsuccessful submissions must be collected from 10am Tuesday 12th - 3.30pm Saturday 23rd November.)

Entry form

Terms and conditions


Calderdale Open Judges 2019:

David Bryan

David is Head of Finance and Commercial Services for Manchester Museum and Whitworth Art Gallery, a role he has held since 2013. A Chartered Accountant and business advisor by training, he has worked with a varied collection of cultural organisations in advisory roles across Manchester, and since 2016, in his new home in Hebden Bridge. He enjoys working with heritage and arts organisations to build sustainable businesses and has recently set up the “Work Shop” at the Whitworth, a space to explore creative entrepreneurialism for young artists and makers.

Helen Meller
Helen is the Director of Hebden Bridge Arts Festival. This annual festival celebrates the creativity and unique landscape of Hebden Bridge and is one of Yorkshire’s longest running arts festivals. Helen has been its director since 2013 and prior to this worked in television production.

Barbara Sykes

Barbara Sykes paintings and drawings explore the Human Condition. Her work has been exhibited extensively locally, nationally and internationally. She works from her Studio at Dean Clough, Halifax where she has been since 1993. She has won many prestigious awards and prizes for her work the latest being The Hugh Casson Award for Drawing in The Royal Academy Summer Show. A sketch book was exhibited at the Rabley Drawing Centre and then toured the UK for 12 months. Her recent work has been taken from that sketch book.

Dates & times

This exhibition runs from until .


Exhibition is free entry to view.

There is a fee for submitting works.