Rona Binay - 2D Art Competition Winner
Turkish contemporary artist Rona Binay was the winner of our 2012 2D Art Competition, judged by artist Danny Rolph and Katharine Stout, Curator of contemporary art at TATE Britain and Associate Director at the Drawing Room. The photograph, entitled ‘Garbage of Istanbul’, was taken at a plastic recycling centre in Turkey. This moving image was Rona’s interpretation of our theme question ‘where are you from?’ and proposes challenging questions to the viewer.
As part of her prize, the artist received £500 of museum level art materials, a chance to display her work in our gallery space and promotional support. Our Creative Director was also delighted to design and produce this bespoke frame to showcase her winning piece. The image has been ‘book mounted’ using 100% pure cotton mount board, and hinged into place using ‘photograph corners’. This is an archival presentation solution, and the mount board is acid-free in order to protect the photograph from long-term damage. Our design team opted to frame the image within a bespoke acrylic box to beautifully complement the themes and ideas behind recycling present within the artwork. The acrylic itself has a slight green hue which ties into the colour scheme and tones within the photograph, and also contains an ultra violet light filter to protect the piece from light damage.
John Jones Art Centre, 4 Morris Place, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3JG
Rona Binay - Garbage of Istanbul