Sefton Open 2019

The Sefton Open is a chance for visitors to discover the wealth of artistic talent that we have to offer in Sefton. The Southport Palette Club will be running an exhibition in two of the gallery spaces where anyone who lives, works or was educated in Sefton can submit work. Whether you make ceramics, sculpture, paintings, textiles or photography, this is your chance to exhibit at The Atkinson.

The rest of the gallery spaces will be taken over by a wide range of art clubs and groups each showcasing their skill and artistry.


Image Credit: Crop of painting by Fred Sumner

The Atkinson Art Competition for Sefton Art Students

Open to students in Year 9, Year 10, Year 11 and College (eg AS Level, A Level and BTEC students) attending schools/colleges in the Sefton Borough. The prize winners will feature as part of the Sefton Open exhibition. All prizes have been kindly donated by The Art Society Southport.

A maximum of 10 pieces of work per school/college may be submitted.

For an application form for your school please contact

Art groups or societies wishing to be contacted for The Open 2020 can sign up by contacting


Exhibition Opening Times

Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm

Own Arts Scheme

Own Art makes buying art easy and affordable by letting you spread the cost of your purchase over 10 months with an interest-free loan. With over 250 galleries and thousands of original works of art to choose from, why not start a collection of your own today from as little as £10 per month? Find out more here.

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