This first international art competition dedicated to Wales is launching with the support of the National Assembly for Wales. Artists have the one-of-a-kind opportunity to win prizes of £11,000 and exhibit in the National Assembly. The judging panel includes prestigious artists Basil Beattie (RA), Gerda Roper, and Sebastien Boyesen. Entries are welcome now, until 14 April 2020. The exhibit of selected artworks will then tour in Wales from June to September 2020.
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, Wales Contemporary seeks to celebrate all aspects of the country by inviting artists to submit work 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 a private view and prize-giving at the Waterfront Gallery on 12 June 2020 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 – £1,000
The following prize will be presented during the touring exhibition at the Senedd in Cardiff:
- Public choice – £1,000