York St Mary's

The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2016

14 April – 29 May 2016

Showcasing cutting-edge practice from today’s ground-breaking contemporary artists, the Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition 2016 invites viewers to discover global concepts through pioneering art and design, and encourages an awareness of the innovative work being produced across a variety of media today.

From contentions of physical and digital space to the political struggles of localised regimes and globalised laws, key contemporary themes are discussed by these dynamic practitioners.

Connecting with readers on many levels, be it visually or conceptually, the innovators selected for this year’s award hail from locations including Australia, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA.

Celebrating individual mediums whilst recognising the richness of interdisciplinary practice, the 2016 selection is distributed across the categories of Photographic and Digital Art; Painting and Drawing; Three Dimensional Design and Sculpture, and Video, Installation and Performance.

The exhibition is open from 14 April to 29 May 2016, Wednesdays to Sundays, 12pm to 4pm. Entry is free.

Find out more about this year’s exhibition on the Aesthetica website here.

Running alongside the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition is a dynamic series of lunchtime talks, which are open to the public and free to attend. Taking place in the gallery at York St Mary’s, the talks are led by industry experts, including curators and artists. The talks take place every Thursday, from 14 April to 19 May, starting at 12.30pm.