MOSTYN OPEN 2011
21 May - 09 Jul 2011
Gallery 1 / Gallery 2 / Gallery 3 / Gallery 4
The Mostyn Open returns! Since 1989 Mostyn’s renowned open submission exhibition has been the launch pad for many artistic careers. Selection of works without knowledge of the artists’ names or exhibiting records places emerging and established artists on an equal basis, and the final exhibition of painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography and video always presents a fascinating picture of current trends and concerns. The 48 artists in MOSTYN 2011 were selected from over a thousand international submissions by artist Richard Wentworth and curators Karen MacKinnon and Anders Pleass. The winner will receive the Mostyn Open Award of £10,000.
_‘It was a privilege to be asked to be one of the selectors for this years Mostyn Open and the vast array of submissons was incredible. It was wonderful to see work from many different perspectives and cultures and in pretty much every possible medium. The number of artists in this years show reflects our desire to include many of these entries. The themes explored are of course as diverse as the mediums used, but there are many pertinent ideas and conversations running through the exhibition from the poetic to the political’.
Karen MacKinnon, Exhibitions Curator, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery_
Associated Events / Workshops
Anders Pleass, Mostyn’s Head of Exhibitions, will give an informal lunchtime talk about the Mostyn OPEN 2011 and his role as one of the selectors.