Three Counties Cubes

This illuminated exhibition will see 4 huge cubes take centre stage as they have toured from Stoke-on-Trent to Newcastle-under-Lyme and Trentham Gardens and now complete their journey at Keele.

Following on from the success of the first virtual Three Counties Open Art exhibition this summer, we now have the exciting opportunity to showcase some of the talented work from the exhibition by artists from Cheshire, Shropshire & Staffordshire.

Appetite and ArtsKeele were really excited to be bringing The Three Counties Cubes to life. This illuminated exhibition were perfect for the darker days and now illuminate the centre of campus during Spring and Summer. 

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 this year took place virtually with 145 works appearing in the online exhibition in August.

Appetite got involved in the exhibition this year 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 exhibition.

The Cubes will also highlight winners from different categories of the exhibition and some COVID inspired works.

You are welcome to visit the FULL exhibition which is now available to view until Summer 2021. The exhibition is organised over 6 rooms and features work from 145 artists. Click here to enter the 3D space...

We are now excited to also announce that the Three Counties Open Art virtual exhibition will be returning for a second year in 2021, more information coming soon...