Celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival Open, this year’s exhibition showcases sculpture, painting, print, collage, photography, installation, dance, spoken word, performance and film.


  • WCAF Open 2020 Solo Show Prize – Hope Strickland – Home Come Soon
  • WCAF Open 2020 Prize – Tara Collette – Unhappy Meal
  • WCAF Open 2020 Highly Commended Prize – Lauren Tucker – Neverland

This year’s exhibition is guest curated by Marie Jones, winner of the 2018 Open, and the judging panel is:

  • Mariama Attah – Open Eye Gallery Curator, Liverpool.
  • Chris Bailkoski – PROFORMA & Soup Kitchen Director, Manchester.
  • Paulette Terry Brien – Grundy Art Gallery Curator, Blackpool.
  • Jane McLean – Cheshire Dance Creative Director.
  • Matthew Pendergast – Castlefield Gallery Curator, Manchester.
  • Lesley Taker – FACT Exhibitions Manager, Liverpool.
  • Warrington Museum & Art Gallery staff.                                                                                                                                                      Download the exhibition catalogue - https://wcaf.culturewarrington.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2020/10/WCAF_2020_Open_Exhibition.pdf

Image: Darren Nixon, Bodyfruits (detail)