“Identity” – NHS Open Art Show 2009 is open for submissions


Following the fantastic success of “Future Bright” in 2008 (the first NHS Open Art Show in Leicestershire), the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) is proud to announce it’s brand new show for 2009: submissions are invited for “Identity”.

Identity will be making an expanded tour of Leicester and Leicestershire. It will be hosted at four prestigious venues: The City Gallery (Leicester), Victoria Hall (Oakham), The Ten 2 Gallery (Hinckley) and Charnwood Museum (Loughborough).

The show theme of “Identity” was picked from a long list of ideas from members of the public. Ideas came from artists and non-artists alike, including some from mental health service users. The chosen title was submitted by Scott Bridgwood, an exhibitor at “Future Bright”, by commenting on this website.

Lydia Towsey (Creative Arts Coordinator, job share, LPT) said:

“Identity and creativity have a direct relationship. We’re really looking forward to seeing how people across Leicester and Leicestershire express themselves and interpret the theme.”

Submission Criteria

Artists should submit no more than 2 pieces of work, produced in any media, on the theme of Identity.
Two dimensional work should be no larger than 1 metre by 1.5 metres.
Three dimensional work should be limited to a small scale.
Artists wishing to submit larger work should telephone Tim Sayers to discuss this on 07956 879482.

The theme of Identity can be interpreted in any way. Artists might like to consider the personal nature of identity: Who are you? Where do you come from? What do you like? Where are you going? Or perhaps the artists might take a broader approach: How do people define themselves? How does culture – or mental health – impact on identity? How can we maintain a secure sense of ourselves?

All work should be submitted as either a jpeg (maximum 5MB) or hard copy photograph. It should be emailed to Lydia Towsey on secretagentartist@hotmail.com

Alternatively, submissions can be posted to:

Lydia Towsey & Tim Sayers
Creative Arts Coordinator (job share)
Daisy Peake Building,
The Towers,
Gipsy Lane,

Submissions should arrive no later than April 9th 2009. A panel will select the best 80 pieces. Artists will then be informed of their success or otherwise within 10 working days.

Further enquiries:
Contact Lydia Towsey on mobile 07888 847840 or email secretagentartist@hotmail.com


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One Response to ““Identity” – NHS Open Art Show 2009 is open for submissions”

  1. Ideas for the theme for the next NHS Open Art Show « Brightsparks Says:

    […] —- UPDATE: Congratulations to Scott Bridgwood – his idea was chosen as the theme for the NHS Open Art Show 2009 […]

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