The Takeover Open Exhibition 2 Unveiled

Published: 29th May 2019

Opened on Monday 27th May 2019 in the Main Gallery at The Customs House

On Monday we celebrated the gallery preview of The Takeover Open Exhibition 2. We received around 100 pieces of incredible artwork from talented artists aged 25 and under living in the North East of England.

The Takeover Festival is a week-long arts festival that is produced by, with and for young people to develop and showcase their leadership skills. The festival encourages young people to take part in workshops, enjoy a variety of live entertainment and learn about creative career paths.

During the gallery preview members of the public celebrated the brilliant work showcased and artists had the opportunity to see their work exhibited in a public gallery. It was lovely to see artists’ family and friends coming to see their work, we even managed to see a few of the artists’ subjects in the flesh! Make sure you visit our main gallery on your next trip to The Customs House and take a moment to enjoy the vast array of artwork.

About The Exhibition

Following the success of our first Takeover Open Exhibition last year, the Learning and Participation team decided to open up the opportunity once again and showcase a variety of young people’s work in our Main Gallery. Thanks to the Scottish Power Foundation the Takeover Exhibition was completely free to enter and had no theme, allowing artists of all ages explore different artforms, methods and subjects.

Thank You

Thank you to the Scottish Power Foundation for making this opportunity possible, The Customs House staff for helping organise and put up the exhibition, and our wonderful Takeover team for their hard-work in planning, marketing and delivering the festival.

Finally, a massive thank you and congratulations to all the artists who contributed their amazing artwork to our Open Exhibition. The high standard of this year’s exhibition has been commented on by everyone here at The Customs House. Well done!

Please Note: All work must be collected on Saturday 29th June between 10am and 5pm.