Wales Contemporary / Cymru Gyfoes is an international open competition for 2D and 3D artworks inspired by the country’s people, landscape, art history, traditions, and contemporary culture. Developed by the Waterfront Gallery in association with the Welsh Government, the exhibition celebrates everything Welsh by gathering paintings, drawings, sculptures, crafts and more.
Over 1,150 submissions were sent in by 600 artists living across the United Kingdom and Europe but also stemming from countries as diverse as Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Japan, Russia and the United States. All of the entries were considered by a prestigious panel of judges: artist Basil Beattie RA, painter and emeritus professor Gerda Roper, and sculptor Sebastien Boyesen, who selected a little over 150 pieces for the final exhibition.
The shortlisted artworks will be available to see in the Wales Contemporary / Cymru Gyfoes exhibition at the Waterfront Gallery, Milford Haven, from Thursday 12 November to Wednesday 30 December 2020 (open Tuesday to Saturday from 10.30am to 4.30pm). The show will then tour to the Gallery@OXO, London, from Thursday 25 February to Sunday 7 March 2021.