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Wales Contemporary 2020

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.

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

Following the close of the call for entries, 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 and will tour to the Senedd and Pierhead Building, Cardiff.

The following prizes will be awarded:
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.

All applications must be made online before Tuesday 1 September 2020:


Tuesday 30 June, 2020
Tuesday 8 September, 2020
Venue Address

Wales , n/a

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