Anglesey artist brings Santa to Llandudno for Christmas window
Following a national call out to artists and makers, the beautiful art-nouveau windows of the shop at MOSTYN gallery in Llandudno’s Vaughan Street are now home to a giant Santa and his elves in a 'Gifts for All' display created by Anglesey artist Gill Prendergast.
Gill is a designer and maker of 'faux taxidermy' and other curiosities, and is based in Llandegfan. Predominantly working in felt to create large, fun animal heads, Gill also creates limited edition pieces using Liberty Art fabrics.
After gaining a degree in Performance Design, Gill further honed her skills as head of props for a theatre production company.
Selected following an open submission, Gill said: "I feel delighted to have been selected for this year's Christmas Window commission as MOSTYN is a highly renowned gallery in Wales. I am excited to showcase my design and add a colourful hit of festive happiness to the high street. Each year
MOSTYN invites proposals for design of the Christmas display, and previous winners have gone on the secure commissions at Liberty, London, Manchester City Gallery and the Craft Council.
MOSTYN’s Retail Manager, Barry Morris, said: "We loved Gill's proposal for its eye-catching and super Christmassy appeal. The window commission allows us the opportunity to provide a platform for designers and makers to showcase their work, and to contribute to their development. We've previously sold Gill's creations to visitors from as far afield as China and it’s wonderful that we can further support Gill in this way.