The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2015: Short Film Now Available to Watch

A short film about the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2015 is now available to watch, presenting insights into the work of the shortlisted artists through interviews, clips from the preview night and close ups of the stunning pieces. Hear directly from artists about their inspiration and the message behind their practice including Suzanne Mooney, whose digital artworks Come Away O… and Tokyo Summit A won her the Student Prize and are currently on display in the historic gallery space of York St Mary’s.

The exhibition features eight shortlisted artists, selected from 3,500 entries from 60 countries worldwide. A further 92 longlisted artists’ works are also displayed on monitors in the gallery showing the international breadth and quality of contemporary art and design being produced today.

Alongside the exhibition, a series of free lunchtime talks will be taking place offering a unique chance to foster a deeper understanding of current practices in creating, collecting, displaying and interpreting contemporary art. The works span a variety of media, including photography, sculpture, installation, drawing and film.

The exhibition brings acclaimed works and never-seen-before pieces to the city from Japan, Germany, Australia and across the UK, showcasing influential artists while also championing new talent. Other artists in the exhibition include John Keane (Main Prize winner); Saliha Elhoussaini, Owen Waterhouse, Matt Parker, Vera Drebusch, Julian Day and Marcus Lyon.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2015, until 31 May, Thursday to Monday 10am – 4pm (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Free Admission. York St Mary’s, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN.

All talks take place at York St Mary’s, 12.30pm – 1pm. Free Admission. No need to book.

For more information on the exhibition visit

See the Aesthetica Art Prize film on Vimeo.

1. Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2015 Film, produced by The Trash Factory and courtesy of Aesthetica.