The Waterfront Gallery will commence its programme of events for the remainder of 2021 with ‘The Wales Contemporary Reawakening’.
Wales Contemporary / Cymru Gyfoes is an international open competition for 2D and 3D artwork in any medium excluding film and photography, awarding six prizes to a total of £12,000. 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 that is inspired by its ancient history, its art history, its heritage, its landscape (rural, urban or political) and its contemporary culture. The Waterfront Gallery is a Social Enterprise and a Registered Charity and has in the last two years become a truly international gallery through the initiative and leadership of David Randell, its curator and director, in the creation of the Wales Contemporary International Arts Competition in 2019.
This exhibition will be supported by some of their regular artists, as well as showing 2D and 3D work of Julia Wager who is an amazing sculptor and artist. Her work is in the collection of the Ajmal Arabian Stud Collection in Kuwait which includes work by such great artists as Rosa Bonheur, Alfred de Dreux and John Frederick Herring. This is a truly international collection.
Following a call for entries which saw the submission of in excess of 1100 artworks from across the world – including from the UK, France, Netherlands, Japan, China, Russia, Hong Kong, Australia, the USA and Canada, 150 works were selected for the 2nd Wales Contemporary exhibition at the Waterfront Gallery in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire.
The final day of the exhibition is Saturday 19th June 2021 which is also the ‘collection’ day for any artists who wish to collect their work.