Return Journey

Return Journey


Courtesy MOSTYN.

January 6, 2014

Return Journey
18 January–6 April 2014

Tom Wood: Landscapes 
18 January–6 April 2014

Gallery 6: Uprisings – Meriç Algün Ringborg 
18 January–13 April 2014

Preview: Friday 17 January 2014, 6:30pm, all welcome

MOSTYN | Cymru | Wales
12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB
Wales, UK

MOSTYN, Wales’ foremost contemporary art gallery, is delighted to announce a new season of exhibitions.

Return Journey
18 January–6 April 2014

Participating artists: Richard Bevan (Maesteg), Alice Channer (Oxford), James Clarkson (Burton), Lucas Clayton (Llandudno/Colwyn Bay), Melanie Counsell (Pentyrch), Sean Edwards (Cardiff), Tracey Emin (Margate), Simon Fujiwara (St. Ives), Ryan Gander (Chester), Andrew Grassie (Edinburgh), Dean Hughes (Salford), Alan Kane & Simon Periton (Faversham), Mark Leckey (Ellesmere Port), Jonathan Monk (Leicester), Scott Myles (Dundee), Laura Reeves (Exeter), Paul Seawright (Belfast), Sue Tompkins (Leighton Buzzard), Tris Vonna-Michell (Southend-on-Sea), Jessica Warboys (Newport), Emrys Williams (Liverpool)

Marking out a new way of presenting a specific country or region, Return Journey is an exhibition that acts as a unique journey around the United Kingdom. It presents artworks by artists from the UK which all address the various places in which the artist was born or raised. 

This exhibition takes a literal look at the land in connection with the visual arts and shows a wider view of the UK, beyond the established art centres. Some of the artists directly address their place of upbringing in exhaustive detail, while others offer only fragments of a past, a place or a time. Together, the presentation takes the viewer on a journey ‘back home.’ It gives them the opportunity to reflect upon their own position and to consider their own history, and offers a unique way of connecting with the UK and with exhibitions in themselves.

A second part of the exhibition will take place at MOSTYN in 2017, further exploring other areas of the UK and continuing its tour and coverage.  

A full-colour publication has been produced to accompany the exhibition. It features texts by the exhibition’s curator, Adam Carr (Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN) and a text by Alfredo Cramerotti (MOSTYN Director). 

Press release: Return Journey

Tom Wood – Landscapes 
18 January–6 April 2014

MOSTYN | Wales is pleased to present the premiere of a major touring exhibition of previously unseen and unpublished photographic works spanning forty years by renowned photographer Tom Wood.

Adopting an open and expansive approach to the genre of landscape, Tom Wood – Landscapes, curated by Mark Durden, presents for the first time a selection of over 100 of Wood’s extensive and varied pictures made in response to the West of Ireland, Merseyside and North Wales. 

The exhibition will be accompanied by a forthcoming three-volume catalogue, published by Steidl, which will be the definitive publication of Tom Wood’s work on landscape—each volume representing a different geographical area and period of work. The exhibition will also feature an ambitious public engagement project, the Biscuit Tin Photo Archive, in which groups and individuals will be invited to share their own images of rural life and these will come to form a constantly evolving and integral part of the exhibition.

Tom Wood – Landscapes will travel from MOSTYN to Ffotogallery in Cardiff in autumn 2014 and Aberystwyth Arts Centre in early 2015, with further exhibitions in Europe to be confirmed. Supported by Arts Council of Wales National Touring Grant.

Press release: Tom Wood

Gallery 6: Uprisings – Meriç Algün Ringborg
18 January–13 April 2014

Gallery 6 is a new initiative at MOSTYN housed in its upper level. It is dedicated to presenting the work of young and emerging artists, all of whom are yet to have a solo exhibition in an institutional setting—nationally or internationally. Four Uprisings will occur each year. This, the first of 2014, is by Meriç Algün Ringborg. 

This exhibition is accompanied by a full-colour booket.

Press release: Gallery 6: Uprisings – Meriç Algün Ringborg 
Gallery 6 would not be possible without the generous support of Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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About MOSTYN | Cymru | Wales
MOSTYN in Llandudno, North Wales (UK) is the leading, publicly funded, contemporary art gallery in Wales and serves as a forum for the presentation and discussion of contemporary life through international contemporary art and curatorial practice.

Through exhibitions, a learning programme, lectures, symposia and publications, MOSTYN plays an active role in discussing contemporary culture in Wales, the UK and beyond.

Contact: T +44 (0) 1492 879 201 / post [​at​] 


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