MOSTYN OPEN 19
Galleries 2, 3, 4, 5 + 6
Caroline Allen | Mark Beldan | Hannah Birkett | Jorge Lizalde Cano | Ciriaca + Erre | Briony Clarke | Teresa Cos | Maria Ana Vasco Costa | Fiona Curran | Peter Doubleday | Mark Doyle | Alex Duncan | Catrin Llwyd | Rosie Farey | Carlos Noronha Feio | Rebecca Gould | Shreepad Joglekar | Gethin Wyn Jones | Justyna Kabala | Debbie Locke & Sara Dudman | Robert Lye | McGilvary/White | Lindsey Mendick | Fay Nicolson | Timea Anita Oravecz | David Paddy | Simon Parish | Alice Pedroletti | Jonathan Phillips | Susan Phillips | Serena Porrati | Steph Shipley | Tim Simmons | Kristian Smith | Matthew Smith | Catrine Val | Dominic Watson | Ben Woodeson
This year, MOSTYN Open 19 took the idea of being ‘open’ a step further. For the first time the gallery invited work from a wide range of disciplines to be considered; from fine and applied arts, to design, fashion and graphic communication. The works selected reflect this diversity, as well as the international reach of the Open, with artists from Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal and the USA, as well as from across the UK.
MOSTYN | Wales is delighted to announce that the £10,000 MOSTYN Open 19 prize has been awarded to Serena Porrati for her work, 365 Days of Sun. The piece, which is of sculpted steel, will be on show alongside works by 37 other selected artists at MOSTYN, Wales’ leading contemporary art gallery in Llandudno until 5th July 2015.
A statement from the judging panel; "The judges found the task of choosing one artist for the award of £10,000 an extremely difficult decision to make. While each artist participating in the exhibition has earned the right to be here, and to stand equally alongside the others as potential winner, there was one artist whose commitment to form and concept, and an engagement with process and making, that had a strong and impressive impact on the judges. The winning work engages with the industrial and the human, and with nature and artifice, as well as ideas of control and chance – issues that speak beyond the language of art and art history, to our environment and society."
The selectors for MOSTYN Open 19 were: Marinella Senatore, Artist; Claire Norcross, Designer; Philip Hughes, Director of Ruthin Craft Centre; Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator of MOSTYN and Alfredo Cramerotti, Director of MOSTYN.