120 guests attended the opening night and exclusive awards ceremony of The Exeter Contemporary Open, now in its eighth year and held at the Exeter Phoenix.
Sponsored by Chartered Accountants Haines Watts, the exhibition provides an important national platform for contemporary visual artists and is open to the public from 13 September – 2 November 2013.
The winner of the prestigious £1,000 award was Wales-based artist Rachel Busby.
Guests were welcomed with a specially mixed cocktail and invited to enter the ‘Untitled cocktail competition’ inspired by the works of art on display.
The winning cocktail name ‘Never Outrummed’ is available to buy from the Bike Shed Theatre bar until the end of the exhibition.
Photos by James Millar