MOSTYN

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MOSTYN presents international art and culture of our time, activating people’s lives through exhibitions, cultural programmes and commercial activities. Situated in the coastal town of Llandudno, it is Wales’ foremost contemporary gallery and visual arts centre, serving as a place to form and share new perspectives through artistic/curatorial practice and audience engagement.
MOSTYN receives financial support from the Arts Council of Wales and Conwy County Borough Council Art Service 
Mostyn Gallery Ltd is a registered charity trading as MOSTYN.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

10.30am – 4.00pm TUESDAYS TO SUNDAYS
Cafe / shop open until 5.00pm
CLOSED ON MONDAYS.

Admission charges

Admission free

Discounts

  • National Art Pass

Additional info

All public spaces are fully accessible.

Collection details

Fine Art

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

Ann Bridges The Welcome

  • 8 June — 29 September 2019 *on now

Inspired by her travels to India, Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand, Ann Bridges fills her sketchbooks with colourful observational drawings of textiles, food, flowers, animals, objects and moments in time. These visual diaries are then developed into beautiful print-based images. 

Each piece is unique, usually produced in a small series combining an eye for detail with an imaginative interpretation. Using monoprint techniques, oil based printmaking inks are applied to the picture surface using small rollers and hand cut stencils to define areas of the composition. 

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE

The midsummer moon rises by Jenny Ford

In-sight 17 - Helfa Gelf artists at MOSTYN

  • 17 May — 29 September 2019 *on now

Catherine Bailey / Elizabeth Bolloten / Jenny Ford / Eleri Jones / Nerys Jones / Lucy Elizabeth Jones / Dave Roberts

The exhibition is curated by Barry Morris, MOSTYN. This showcase offers you a glimpse of Helfa Gelf Art Trail, Wales’s largest open studio event, which takes place across Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham. We see this as a valuable opportunity for our visitors to experience some of the exciting and diverse work being produced in the region.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE Admission

Discover and Explore showcase montage

‘Discover & Explore’

  • 8 June — 29 September 2019 *on now

Delve into a treasure trove of contemporary craft and print this summer at MOSTYN shop. A new showcase 'Discover & Explore' features ceramics, glass, jewellery, printmaking and textiles from makers inspired by science and travel.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE

Elisabetta Benassi, EMPIRE 2019/2019.

Elisabetta Benassi: EMPIRE

  • 13 July — 27 October 2019 *on now

EMPIRE is a project by Elisabetta Benassi, winner of the third edition of the 'Italian Council (2018)' call set up by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Peripheries (DGAAP) of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities to promote Italian contemporary art worldwide.

EMPIRE reflects the basic building element of ancient architecture, the Roman brick, transforming it into an element with new aesthetic potential and meaning, constitutive of a site-specific installation made of six thousand terracotta bricks impressed with the inscription that entitles the work.

The term 'empire', with its varied and contrasting meanings, suggests figures of power and grandeur, and at the same time evokes dark scenes of coercion, domination and submission. By positioning herself at the crossroads between history and memory, between symbolic and political value, verbal language and visual experience, with this project Elisabetta Benassi once again reflects on the dialectic relationship between the past and the present. Like a form of device that produces unexpected configurations, the work aims to challenge the idea of an Ancient period that is considered as accepted fact, instead presenting it as a conflicting plot, a form of resistance to the presumed inevitability of the present.

Following MOSTYN’s presentation, EMPIRE will take on a new form in the courtyard of the Museo Nazionale Romano – Palazzo Altemps, then reach its final and permanent destination at Museo Nazionale Romano – Crypta Balbi in Rome, at the same time as the documentative exhibition at the Pontificia Accademia dei Virtuosi al Pantheon.

The project EMPIRE by Elisabetta Benassi is curated in MOSTYN by Alfredo Cramerotti, Director. It has been made possible with the support of the Italian Council Directorate-General for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Peripheries (DGAAP) of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities under the direction of Federica Galloni. It is promoted by Museo Nazionale Romano in collaboration with the Pontificia Accademia dei Virtuosi al Pantheon, the Italian Institute of Culture in London, and MOSTYN, Wales UK.

Image Credits: Elisabetta Benassi, EMPIRE 2019/2019. Photograph by Ollie Hammick. 

Opening Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 10:30 - 16:00

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://www.mostyn.org/exhibition/elisabetta-benassi-empire

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Eugenia Cuellar, Fête, 2018. Oil on linen.

MOSTYN Open 21

  • 13 July — 27 October 2019 *on now

SELECTED ARTISTS:
David Birkin, Rudi J.L. Bogaerts, John Bourne, Alexandre Camarao, Javier Chozas, Martyn Cross, Eugenia Cuellar, Jessie Edwards-Thomas, Sarah Entwistle, Expanded Eye, Julia R. Gallego, David Garner, Thomas Goddard, Oona Grimes, Georgia Hayes, Nick Hornby, Sooim Jeong, Nancy Jones, Adam Knight, Piotr Krzymowski, James Lewis, Neil McNally, Irene Montemurro, Anna Perach, Jessica Quinn, Ariel Reichman, William Roberts, Samantha Rosenwald, Klara Sedlo, Corinna Spencer, Chris Thompson, Richard Wathen, Paul Yore, Madalina Zaharia

Since its inception in 1989, the MOSTYN Open has functioned as a call-out to artists of any age and location, celebrating the highest calibre of established and emerging artistic practices from across the world. This year, a team of internationally recognised curators selected 34 artists from over 700 applicants, offering an expansive view of global visual art themes and trends. Presenting over 30 contemporary artists, selected from over 750 submissions, working in disciplines including textiles, photography, painting, sculpture, installation and film and video.

MOSTYN Open 21 is a site for artists' works that respond to key personal, political and societal issues related to the contemporary world we live in.

A main cash prize of £10,000 is awarded to a single artist and the Audience Award grants £1,000 to those who receive the most votes from visitors during the exhibition. New, for MOSTYN Open 21, the Exhibition Award offers a solo presentation at MOSTYN to the artist that the selectors feel would most benefit at this point in their career.

MOSTYN Open 21 is selected by Jennifer Higgie, (Editorial Director, Frieze Magazine); Katerina Gregos, (Independent Curator, Brussels); Hannah Conroy, (Co-Director and Curator, Kunstraum, London) and Alfredo Cramerotti, (Director, MOSTYN). And the visiting public for the 'Audience Award’.

Opening Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 10:30 - 16:00

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://www.mostyn.org/open21

MOSTYN
12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno
Conwy
LL30 1AB
Wales

Website

http://www.mostyn.org

E-mail

post@mostyn.org

Telephone

01492 879201

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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