MOSTYN Open 21 'Audience Award' winner announced

Nick Hornby image

MOSTYN Open 21 'Audience Award' winner announced

Nicky Hornby wins £1,000 award

We are delighted to announce winner of the MOSTYN Open 21 'Audience Award'
The £1,000 prize is awarded to Nick Hornby for his work Vanity Working on a Weak Head Produces Every sort of Mischief (Amanda I) which received the most votes from the visiting public during the exhibition.

Voting closed on Sunday 20th October. The exhibition runs until Sunday 27th October.

This ‘meta-Cubist’ bust is part of a series named Patrons, Muses and Professionals, derived from nineteenth century portraits on view at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Each work hybridises three distinct portraits, one individual representing each of the titular archetypes. This particular unique work is a collaboration with the fashion and celebrity photographer Louie Banks and uses his portrait of an iconic American transgender model and performance artist.

Two other prizes were announced at the exhibition opening in March.
Sarah Entwistle was awarded the £10,000 Main Prize for her sculptural installations You can make your own balance sheet and Do not attempt to break the seal and Richard Wathen was awarded the 'Exhibition Award' for his paintings 'Bather', 'Mantled', 'Moonbather' and 'Moonbather 3'.

Selected from over 750 artists who responded to an open-call attracting submissions from across the globe, the 34 artists showing in the MOSTYN Open 21 exhibition represent the continued rise of the gallery's international profile with participants located in the UK, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Portugal, Spain, USA and Australia.

About MOSTYN Open
Since its inception in 1989, the MOSTYN Open has nurtured and presented the talent of established and emergent contemporary artists internationally. The selectors for MOSTYN Open 21 were: Jennifer Higgie, Editorial Director, Frieze, London; Katerina Gregos, Independent Curator, Brussels; Hannah Conroy, Co-Director and Curator, Kunstraum, London; Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN. And of course, the visiting public for the 'Audience Award'.