Cath Campbell 'For I have known them all already, known them all" (#2,3,1) 2012, UV print on powder-coated aluminium, each 236 x 196 cm, Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery
MOSTYN OPEN 18
19 January 2013 - 14 April 2013
Selected by: Alfredo Cramerotti, Director of MOSTYN Adam Carr, Curator of MOSTYN Ryan Gander, artist and the visiting audience, for the People's Choice.
The Hut Project
John Henry Newton
Hua Kuan Chen Sai
Since its inception in 1989, MOSTYN Open has functioned as a call-out to artists of any age and residing place to enter, with an exhibition of the selected artworks taking place at MOSTYN, and a prize of 10,000 GBP awarded to a single artist or collective.
While continuing in this tradition, this 18th edition will also bring a fundamental addition. A prize of 1,000 GBP will be given to the People's Choice, determined by the artist who receives the most votes from the visiting public during the exhibition's run. In doing so, the questions that are raised, and central to this renewed edition, are: How do we examine and judge artwork? What criteria do we bring to perceiving, interpreting and understanding artwork? What really makes our favourite? Visitors are invited to make their selection at the People's Choice voting booth.
Workplace Gallery is a contemporary art gallery run by artists.
Based in Gateshead UK, Workplace Gallery represents a portfolio of emerging and established artists through the gallery programme, curatorial projects and international art fairs.