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Open Exhibition encourages artists to delve deep into Tavistock’s World Heritage

As part of the Guildhall Gateway Centre project, Tavistock Heritage Trust and Tavistock Town Council are delighted to present an Open Art Exhibition this Spring. This distinctive opportunity is open to interested artists, skilled craftspeople and anyone who would like to share their work with a wider public.


The exhibition has two categories. The first is for 11-18 year olds and the second for anyone over the age of 18. All participants will need to offer artwork on the theme of Tavistock’s status as a World Heritage Site Gateway. The Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site is a striking subject that artists can draw upon. Participants might want to explore the metals that were mined, the machinery used, or the geographical reach of the mining technology. West Devon and Cornwall also offer a rich and varied landscape which we encourage participants to explore. In short, the event committee will consider all kinds of imaginative approaches.


Participants are invited to put forward an entry in any medium. Print, painting, drawings and sculpture will all be considered as will installation artworks. Groups are welcome to enter collaborative works.

The Tavistock Guildhall

The resulting exhibition of chosen works will be the first of many activities to celebrate the Guildhall Gateway Centre project. With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, Tavistock Town Council are leading this exciting project to repair, restore and convert Tavistock’s historic Guildhall and Magistrate’s Court, bringing them back into active use as a heritage interpretation centre.


The deadline for artwork submissions is 10th May and the exhibition will take place 26th to 29th June. The chosen works will be displayed alongside entries from Tavistock Rotary Club’s annual Exhibition of Art by Year 5 students of Tavistock Schools.


For more information on how to enter please visit www.heritageintavistock.org/artexhibition or pick up an entry form in the Tavistock Visitor Information Centre