Three Counties Cubes art installation
Photograph Andrew Billington
Run by ArtsKeele the Three Counties Open Art Exhibition has been taking place since the early 2000s and since 2017 has taken place in the historic Burslem School of Art.
It is ‘open’ to anyone from Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire to submit a piece of artwork. In spite of the pandemic, The Three Counties team and partners were committed to making it happen in 2020 and the project took place virtually with 145 works appearing in the online exhibition in August.
Appetite got involved in the exhibition in 2020 and offered a brand new prize – the Appetite Audience Choice Award. This saw Appetite’s Supper Club come up with a shortlist of 20 works which were then put to the public to vote for their favourite.
The winner, runners up and shortlisted pieces can all be viewed as part of the Three Counties Cubes exhibition. The Cubes also highlight winners from different categories of the exhibition and some COVID inspired works.
Fresh from touring in Newcastle Town Centre, The Three Counties Cubes are coming to Trentham Gardens from Saturday 30 January to Sunday 4 April to provide some much-needed art and inspiration this spring
Please adhere to the lockdown guidelines by visiting the cubes whilst undertaking your daily exercise. If you can’t visit the cubes in person, then you can view the virtual exhibition here.