ArtsKeele launch online summer exhibitions

Members of the public can still enjoy the arts from the comfort of their own homes thanks to Keele University’s art programme and partner organisations.

Keele’s ArtsKeele programme has announced that two of their summer exhibitions will now be available for the public to view online.

Circling is a new moving image exhibition and explores the physical and emotional journeys attached to the experience of living with persistent pain. The exhibition was first opened at Keele's Art Gallery earlier this year and has now been re-imagined online.

The work emerged from a collaborative fellowship project, awarded to dance and moving image artist Anna Macdonald and literary geographer and writer Dr Ceri Morgan by Keele's Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Later on in the summer, the annual Three Counties Open Art Exhibition which usually takes place in the historic Burslem School of Art will also be delivered virtually. The exhibition, run in partnership with Appetite, Burslem School of Art, City Learning Trust and Barewall Gallery, offers a platform for artists based in Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire and there are a range of prizes to be won by this year’s entrants.

Local artists can submit their work for selection for free between 6-27 June, and the exhibition will run online from 31st July-September 2020.

Kerry Jones from ArtsKeele said: “Rather than cancelling the summer art show we made the decision to reimagine them online. For the Three Counties Open, whilst we realise that viewing work online is never as good as in 'real life' we still want to keep this important show in the diary! We are looking forward to seeing work from our talented local artists again this summer.”

If you'd like to hear more, find out how to enter the Open Art Exhibition or be added to the ArtsKeele mailing list please contact