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Women's Art Society is the first exhibition in a series of exhibitions at MOSTYN taking place between 2013 and 2017. Each exhibition in the series will examine the history of MOSTYN and its building, and how that history is tied to events beyond its context locally, nationally and internationally.
This first exhibition reaches back to the inauguration of MOSTYN. Opened in 1902, the Mostyn Art Gallery was commissioned by Lady Augusta Mostyn and built to showcase the work of the Gwynedd Ladies' Art Society, who were denied membership of male-dominated local art societies on the basis of their gender.
Women's Art Society presents artefacts, documentation and artwork from the orginal Ladies Art Society, together with artworks by contemporary artists. These artworks are linked to the history of the original society by the way in which they examine the politics of gender, identity and regulation, and aspects of exclusion and prejudice—issues that confronted the Society and were vital in its formation.
Updating the spirit of the original Ladies' Art Society and looking at it anew, the intent is to present and discuss the history of MOSTYN and its building, while bridging the divide between past and present.
The exhibition is displayed in galleries 2 & 3 and is curated by MOSTYN's Visual Arts Programme Curator Adam Carr and organised and produced by MOSTYN.
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Women's Art Society
Meric Algün Ringborg, Sol Calero, Volker Eichelmann, CLAIRE FONTAINE , Tim Foxon, Guerrilla Girls , Jens Haaning, Catherine Opie, Martha Rosler, Danh Vo, Ai Weiwei, Gwynedd Ladies' Art Society