Oriel Mostyn Art Gallery

Mostyn Art Gallery
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Established in its current form in 1979, Oriel Mostyn Gallery is a leading gallery for contemporary art in Wales, offering access to the visual arts both for the immediate community and for the region as a whole. It has a strong profile nationally and internationally, and is able to attract artists and exhibitions of the highest standard. It has a dedicated education programme as well as a shop which stocks a variety of crafts, glassware, jewellery, books and magazines.

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Admission charges

Admission free

Additional info

Main gallery, craft shop and toilet accessible by wheel chair. We regret that the Education Gallery is currently not accessible to wheelchair users. Please contact us in advance to arrange any assistance that might be required. ‘Type-talk’ available.

Collection details

Fine Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

War II

  • 14 November 2015 — 15 May 2016 *on now

WAR II is the sixth in our History Series of exhibitions, which explores the story of the MOSTYN building, placing it in the context of the town of Llandudno and further afield.

This rich heritage acts as a starting point to bring together historical artefacts and images alongside works by contemporary artists.

As a sequel to WAR I (MOSTYN, 2014) which focused upon the building’s function as a drill hall during WWI, this new exhibition moves on to WWII and the building’s use as a ‘Donut Dugout’, which provided food and recreation for American troops resident in the town.

Contemporary artworks are placed in close dialogue with the findings from historical research, allowing us to view the past through the lens of the present.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Diango Hernandez: Time Islands and Space Islands

  • 14 November 2015 — 15 May 2016 *on now

MOSTYN is proud to present the first solo exhibition, in a UK institution, by Cuban born and Düsseldorf-based artist, Diango Hernandez - one of today’s foremost conceptual artists from Central and South America.

Comprising old and new works, and drawing upon the artist’s experiences whilst growing up in Cuba, Hernandez’s exhibition imbues those experiences with a Western perspective.

The show includes, amongst others, a site-specific wall mural
a series of fruit sculptures and reclaimed furniture
works on canvas and offset printed paper
and a fragile construction of rusted steel - a numerical representation of the years 1959 to 2008 in descending order.

The exhibition is produced in collaboration with Marlborough Contemporary, London and Federico Luger Gallery, Milan. It is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti (MOSTYN, Director).

Suitable for

  • Any age



Iwan Lewis: Uprisings

  • 14 November 2015 — 22 May 2016 *on now

Born in 1980 and based in Wales. Iwan Lewis works primarily in painting and installation.

Drawing from a broad spectrum of cultural influence Lewis’s landscape is often surreal yet diaristic, indulging in mis-readings and failed languages. His work seeks to obtain a sense of visual poetry. The fragment is heavily relied upon in the work to suggest rather than to reveal a narrative. This can show up through a deliberately considerd title or by playing one piece against another. By allowing a portrait, within an installation of paintings, to act as both narrator and a formal representation, a fictional narrative takes place.

Suitable for

  • Any age




  • 14 November 2015 — 15 May 2016 *on now

‘&’ (pronounced ‘and’) is an exhibition exploring collaboration as a subject and concept for the projects on view and the exhibition overall. It has been brought together by GLITCH, MOSTYN’s collective of under-25 year olds which is a part of Circuit, led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

‘&’ includes projects by the group that explore a variety of their personal interests through collaboration with an outside agent and is a follow-up to the group's first show (Gallery1) which took place from November 2014 until March 2015. Collaborators include, amongst others, artists, graphic designers, tailors, historical archives, MOSTYN’s curator and team, and merge together both art and curatorial practice.

‘&’ also presents existing and previous collaborations that have occurred amongst the disciplines of art, design and fashion. The projects by GLITCH group members are thereby placed in a wider context offering the viewer a framework in relation to various aspects of culture, as well as the world at large.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Oriel Mostyn Art Gallery
12 Vaughan Street
LL30 1AB






01492 879201

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