Artists have the opportunity to win £12,000 in prizes as Wales Contemporary / Cymru Gyfoes, the competition celebrating everything that makes Wales Welsh, returns for a second year.

Wales Contemporary / Cymru Gyfoes is an international open competition for 2D and 3D artworks in any medium, excluding photography and film. Developed by the Waterfront Gallery in association with the Welsh Government and with the support of Milford Waterfront, Wales Contemporary seeks to celebrate all aspects of the country by inviting artists to submit work that is inspired by its ancient heritage, art history, traditions, landscape (rural, urban or political) and contemporary culture.

Following the close of the call for entries on Tuesday 14 April 2020, the submissions will be judged by a selection panel including artist Basil Beattie (RA), painter Gerda Roper, and sculptor Sebastien Boyesen. The subsequent exhibition will be displayed at the Waterfront Gallery in Milford Haven, South Wales from 13 June – 18 July 2020. It will then tour to the Senedd and Pierhead Building, Cardiff from 5 August – 10 September 2020.

All exhibitors will be invited to the Private View on Friday 12 June 2020 at the Waterfront Gallery and Private View and Prize Giving on Wednesday 5 August 2020 at The Senedd and Pierhead Building when the following prizes will be presented:

  • 1st Prize – £4,000
  • Highly commended 2-dimensional work – £2,000
  • Highly commended 3-dimensional – £2,000
  • Young Artist Prize (25 and under) – £1,000
  • Prize for artists born, educated or resident in Wales – £1,500
  • Public choice – £1,500

 

Artists are invited to submit a maximum of three 2D or 3D artworks in any medium excluding photography and film. 2D works may be no larger than 140 cm in any dimension; 3D works may be no larger than 50 cm in any dimension. The submission fee is £15 for one work, £25 for two and £34 for three. All applications must be made online and must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 14 April 2020: walescontemporary.artopps.co.uk

For enquiries, please email Parker Harris on info@parkerharris.co.uk or call the office on 020 3653 0896.

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Closing date: 14/04/2020