Looking at The Fronteer Open 2018

Sadly The Fronteer Open 2018 has come to an end, but we hope to be back again next year with slightly amended plans and bigger prizes. Here’s a bit more information about the exhibition and how it all went.


We had around 550 visitors come through the exhibition, including around 100 visitors to the Private View. If you didn’t make it along to the Awards Evening, and you haven’t yet seen it on social media, our winning artists are:

Professional Winner: Caroline Greyling, One Second in Covent Garden

Amateur Winner: Susan Wright, Contours 2

Student Winner: Charlie Ottaway, Fish and Chips, By the Sea

People’s Choice Winner: Philip Lee, We Are All Wanderers

We were so impressed with the standard of work throughout the exhibition, and we hope that you all consider yourselves as winners for getting into the exhibition out of the more than 120 entries we received.

The feedback has been fantastic, with many visitors coming specially to see the exhibition. Everyone we have spoken to has said that the exhibition was excellent, the standard of work was really high, and the diversity of the work meant that there was something for everyone, so very well done to you all, and thank you for being involved.

We received more than 150 votes in the People’s Choice Award, and people really engaged with the exhibition when they decided to vote. The voting was spread pretty evenly across the exhibition, with every piece of work in the exhibition receiving at least one vote.

For a comprehensive collection of photos, take a look at our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/FronteerArt/

We cannot wait to deliver more open call opportunities next year!


The Fronteer Open – Highlights and Upcoming Events

Last Tuesday saw the opening of The Fronteer Open 2018 – an exhibition and arts prize consisting of over 60 artists from around the world, here in the heart of Sheffield.


The evening was very well attended with around 100 visitors, and we’ve had a further few hundred visitors since the opening. The exhibition has so far been very well received, with the public chiefly praising the high standard of the work – and we have all all our successful artists to thanks for that!

We will continually add images and posts about the exhibition to our Fronteer Facebook page, along with our Twitter and Instagram pages. So be sure to follow us and look out for those.

The exhibition remains open from 11-4 daily up until 2nd December, and we also have an upcoming awards evening that we’d like to invite everyone to:

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Join us for the Fronteer Open Awards Evening on Friday 30th November. This event will offer the last chance to cast your vote in the People’s Choice award, and will see us hand out the awards for each category. We will also stage a talk and you will have another opportunity to see the exhibition and meet some of the artists involved. The event is fee and open to all.

Meet Fronteer at Open Studios!

Meet Fronteer at Open Studios!
On 17th – 18th November Exchange Place studios – where Fronteer is based – will open its doors for open studios. This will give you a chance to peek behind the scenes into the workings of Fronteer, as Michael and Sharon will be on hand to share their thoughts and experiences of providing creative opportunities in Sheffield and beyond.
You will also have the opportunity to witness their individual artistic practices; Michael is a perfume maker working to reveal the artistic potential of scent in contemporary art, while Sharon is a painter and pioneer of contemporary art cross-stitch. For more information you can access Michael’s personal website here; and Sharon’s here.
Open Studios runs Saturday November 17th and Sunday November 18th 2018, opening 11am-4pm both days. Michael will be on hand both days and Sharon only on Sunday. Exchange Place’s full address is Exchange Place Studios, Exchange Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S2 5SZ. Hope to see you there!

The Fronteer Open 2018 – Exhibition and Award Evening Invitation

Fronteer is proud to announce that our first annual open call exhibition and arts prize will open to the public on Tuesday 20th November at 35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield. 


The Fronteer Open 2018 will feature 69 national and international artists, and offers participating artists the chance of winning an arts prizes of £400 split over 4 categories, including professional, amateur and Student. There is also the opportunity for the public to vote for their favourite piece in the People’s Choice Award.

The Fronteer Open 2018 will be the first of many Fronteer Open Call exhibitions, offering bigger prizes over the coming years and the project grows. We have had no financial support from any outside source, and so setting the exhibition up was a gamble, as any shortfall would have to be met by ourselves. However, with years of experience behind us, and a growing number of regular participants, we felt confident that we could achieve our ambition and provide a fantastic opportunity for artists of all backgrounds and abilities to exhibit.

The Fronteer Open Awards Evening

We would also like to invite you to the Opening Evening and Awards Ceremony for The Fronteer Open 2018 on Friday 30th November from 6-8pm at 35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield.

Awards Evening

The Awards Evening will offer a final chance to vote for your favourite artwork in the People’s Choice Award. We will also be giving out prizes across all categories, and of course there will be another opportunity see the exhibition.The event is free and open to everyone. Hope to see you there!