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Manchester Open Exhibition 2020

In light of the Government’s latest advice for people to avoid non-essential contact, we have taken the decision to close HOME to the public as of Tuesday 17 March.

This means that the Manchester Open 2020 has had to close earlier than we expected. This is disappointing, however the health and safety of our staff, visitors, artists and volunteers is of utmost importance to us, and we believe given the current national landscape it is not viable to remain open to the public at this time.

We don’t know yet exactly how long this closure will last, but it will be at least until the end of March 2020.

During this period, it is critical that we continue to support artists and creative partners. We are determined that Manchester’s incredible culture will emerge from this challenge stronger and more vibrant than ever.

Everyone’s an artist

At HOME, we believe that everyone’s an artist. That’s why we’re launching the Manchester Open Exhibition – a major open-entry art show celebrating the creative talent of Greater Manchester residents.

From January to March 2020, the HOME Gallery walls will be filled with work from 500+ Greater Manchester residents, selected by a panel consisting of art experts and community representatives.

Open to all, including those who may already identify as artists and those who might not, the Manchester Open will bring together artwork including paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, digital and mixed media, video and audio, spoken word, performance and more.

This is the first region-wide exhibition of its type to welcome entries from people of any background and level of experience, including established professionals, new and emerging talent, enthusiastic amateurs and first-time artists.

Follow #mcropen2020 on all our platforms for sneak previews, artist Q&As and behind the scenes videos.

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