Showcase creative work in the Spice Island Art Trail

Entries are now open for this year’s Spice Island Art Trail, as part of Portsmouth Festivities 2015.  This exciting event provides artists with a unique opportunity to showcase their work in the historic buildings of Old Portsmouth.

The Spice Island Art Trail is just one of the unique events in this summer’s Portsmouth Festivities, the city’s annual arts extravaganza. Portsmouth Festivities is all about celebrating arts, culture and heritage in the city, so organisers are keen for local artists – professional and non-professional – to get involved.

The event is free to the public, who are invited to view work, chat with the artists and attend free practical art workshops.

After having “a really great experience” last year, Portsmouth artist Lyndon Richards is looking forward to having a solo exhibition at the 2015 Art Trail. Lyndon will use reclaimed bricks as the canvases for his artworks, featuring houses and businesses of Old Portsmouth. Lyndon says, “Last year, the buzz on the day was wonderful. So many visitors took time to talk to the artists about their work, and the variety and quality of art on display was magical”.

Exhibition venues include Portsmouth Cathedral, the Round Tower and the Royal Naval Club and Royal Albert Yacht Club.

Any artist whose application to exhibit in the Spice Island Art Trail is selected can also choose to enter the Portsmouth Guildhall Gallery Competition. A panel of judges from Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth Guildhall and Strong Island will pick work to be displayed at the Portsmouth Guildhall.

If you are an artist living in Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight or surrounding areas, and would like to apply for an opportunity to take part in the Spice Island Art Trail 2015, please email samantha@portsmouthfestivities.co.uk or visit portsmouthfestivities.co.uk for more information and an application form.

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