MOSTYN Christmas Window - Calling all Creatives!
Deadline: 24th September 2012
Application fee: none
Walesʼs leading contemporary art gallery is inviting proposals for a Christmas window display giving artists/designers/makers the opportunity to dress the double fronted art nouveau style windows at MOSTYN.
This is a unique opportunity for visibility for your work in a fantastic space. The gallery reopened on the 22 May 2010 following a £5.1m refurbishment and expansion, which has greatly enhanced and expanded its facilities. The result is an outstanding space offering four main galleries and two smaller exhibition spaces along with excellent educational facilities, Café, and a Craft shop with street frontage and a floor area of just over 100 square meters.
The retail space at the Mostyn presents a carefully selected range of hand-made products, from sculptural and domestic ceramics, a diverse range of jewellery in fine silver and gold as well as non-precious materials, colorful glassware and beautifully hand woven scarves – all displayed in a stunning bespoke retail space. Including both local and national makers – we aim to showcase a diverse and individual range of work from both established and newly emerging makers. We also sell limited edition prints and artworks by exhibiting artists as well as a wide selection of greetings cards, art and design related books and magazines, stationery and some MOSTYN merchandise.
We are looking for a window display that is –
· Unique and visually striking
· Has a festive theme
· A ʻmust seeʼ window in Llandudno
· An eye-catching talking point
Are you a designer/maker with imaginative ideas about displaying your own work?
We invite proposals from you on how you would create a dramatic display incorporating your own work within a large/given space. This opportunity is open for collaboration work with other artists and designers. The display must include saleable items of own works to be agreed with the Retail and Visitor Experience Manager.
Or do you have visual merchandising ideas?
Are you an individual with the creative vision to produce a striking display that incorporates merchandise from the retail space? We invite you to propose and create a display that is visually stunning. This opportunity involves liaison with the Retail and Visitor Experience Manager regarding the selection of stock items to be displayed.
The larger window is 370cm high, 290cm width and 170cm depth and has a curved front.
The smaller window is 370cm high, 190 width and 140cm depth (with consideration needed for access to door, and a pillar in the middle of the space) also with a curved front.
Both windows have electrical sockets so lighting can be incorporated into the work.
The maximum use of the space is encouraged- we want a high impact window. We would also be open to proposals in which other interior areas of the retail space could be incorporated, such as the wall space above display units and the ceiling.
There will be some technical support available on installation – to be agreed beforehand with the Retail and Visitor Experience Manager.
Things to Consider
We encourage the creative use of materials – in any shape or form.
Consideration must be made to the use of light within the Window which will make an impact in winter light conditions.
Security – although items should be easily accessible to shop staff when purchases occur, the security and safety of saleable items should be considered when designing the window.
If the window incorporates saleable items handmade by the successful candidate, wholesale prices must be agreed with the Retail and Visitor Experience Manager before installation.
Closing date for applications: 12pm 24th September 2012
Interview date and opportunity to view the space: Monday, 1st October 2012
Installation: The window commission will be launched mid-November and we envisage 2 days installation on dates to be agreed with the Retail and Visitor Experience Manager.
Takedown: 6 January 2013 Assistance from the shop staff will be provided for this (details to be arranged).
We are offering an all-inclusive fee of £1,000. This includes all materials and making costs, travel and expenses. We will however cover the travel expenses for the interview. You must be able to install the window yourself or with assistance costed from within your budget. Mostyn will provide two days of assistance with installation. (These are flexible - to be arranged with the Retail and Visitor Experience Manager). The takedown costs must also be costed into the fee.
Please send an outline proposal (max 500 words) a CV and up to 12 images (jpg) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Submissions by post by prior arrangement.
If you have any queries or would like some more information on the shop please contact Gwenno Angharad or Sioned Phillips on 01492 879210 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
12 Vaughan Street
TEL: 01492 879201
Open: 10.30am – 5.00pm Daily