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MOSTYN OPEN 18 – artists announced

In abstract, Adam Carr, Alfredo Cramerotti, Art, art prize, Artprojx, David Gryn, Jane Bustin, Mostyn, Mostyn Open, painting, Ryan Gander, Wales on 07/11/2012 at 3:48 pm

MOSTYN OPEN 18

18th January – 14th April 2013

MOSTYN | Wales is delighted to announce the participating artists for MOSTYN Open 18. They are, Jacqueline Bebb, Jane Bustin, Cath Campbell, Tomas Chaffe, Danilo Correale, Sean Edwards, Alex Farrar, Claudio Gobbi, Gareth Griffith, The Hut Project, Yuki Kishino, Lawrence Leaman, James Lewis, Stuart Middleton, Edward Morgan, Philip Newcombe, John Henry Newton, Laura Reeves, Zhao Renhui, Hua Kuan Chen Sai, Chris Shaw-Hughes, Nikolaus Schletterer, Mathew Tom, Alaena Turner, Gwyn Williams, and Jesse Wine.

Beloved by Jane Bustin

Since its inception in 1989, the Open has functioned as a call-out to artists of any age and residing place to enter, with an exhibition of the selected artworks taking place at MOSTYN, and a prize of £10,000 awarded to a single artist or collective.

While continuing in this tradition, the 18th edition will also bring a fundamental addition. A prize of £1000 will be given to the Peopleʼs Choice, which will be determined by the artist who receives the most votes from the visiting public during the exhibitionʼs run. In doing so, the questions that will be raised, and central to this renewed edition, are: How do we examine and judge artwork? What criteria do we bring to perceiving, interpreting and understanding artwork? What really makes our favourite?

The selection of artists for MOSTYN Open 18 represents the rise of MOSTYNʼs international profile and the significance of the Open itself, with participants from Austria, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Sweden, Singapore, as well as the UK.

MOSTYN Open 18 has been selected by Adam Carr, Curator of MOSTYN; Alfredo Cramerotti, Director of MOSTYN; Ryan Gander, and you, the visiting audience, for the People’s Choice.

MOSTYN | CYMRU | WALES is Wales’s leading public contemporary art gallery and receives financial support from the Arts Council of Wales, Conwy County Borough Council Art Service and Llandudno Town Council. Situated in the north Wales coastal town of Llandudno it reopened in May 2010 following an award winning major expansion project designed by Ellis Williams Architects. Mostyn Gallery Ltd is a registered charity trading as MOSTYN. MOSTYN is part of the Plus TATE network of galleries.

MOSTYN, 12 Vaughan Street, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 1AB +44(0)1492 879201 www.mostyn.org

Open Daily 10.30am – 5.00pm ADMISSION FREE

For more information or to request images please contact Lin Cummins, Audience Relations Manager at MOSTYN on +44 (0)1492 879201 or email lin@mostyn.org

MEDIA RELEASE November 2012

Contact for Jane Bustin – see www.janebustin.com 

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