Artists can submit their work for a Clitheroe Castle exhibition

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Local artists in the Ribble Valley and surrounding areas are invited to submit their work for display in an annual exhibition.

Submissions to the 'Inspired: The Ribble Valley Open' exhibition can be made until Friday 29 June.

The exhibition is open to amateur and professional artists and students who live or work in the Ribble Valley and nearby.

This year, artists have been challenged to produce work to reflect their personal interpretation on a theme of 'extraordinary women'.

County Councillor Peter Buckley, Lancashire County Council's cabinet member for community and cultural services, said: "I'm sure that we'll receive some high quality submissions. I know the talent that we have in this area from previous exhibitions that we've hosted.

"However the artist wants to express their view is welcome. Artistic styles can be contentious, traditional or humorous. We want the artist's own views on a theme of extraordinary women, and these can be thought provoking and intriguing.

"The artist awarded the Selectors' Choice this year will get the chance to have a solo exhibition next year."

Each artist can submit a maximum of three examples of their work. The exhibition, in the Steward's Gallery, will run from 28th July to 24th September.

The Steward's Gallery is open daily from 11am to 4pm and admission to the exhibition in this part of Clitheroe Castle is free.

Admission to Clitheroe Castle is £4.40 for adults and £3.30 for concessions. Young people aged 13 to 18, and accompanied children up to the age of 12 go free.

Limited disabled parking is available at the museum. Parking is also available on car parks in the town centre.

Anyone can find out more information about the exhibition and how to make a submission by phoning 01200 424568 or emailing

Alternatively, visit

Clitheroe Castle Museum is managed by Lancashire County Council's museum service, on behalf of Ribble Valley Borough Council.


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