International art is returning to Milford Waterfront with the Waterfront Gallery’s Wales Contemporary / Cymru Gyfoes international art competition this winter, with sponsorship from the Port of Milford Haven and from Valero. The exhibition at the Waterfront Gallery is free to visit and will be open from Saturday, 21st October to Wednesday, 20th December.
Almost 1400 entries from over 35 countries were received this year with a variety of 2D and 3D works in mediums including painting, sculpture, ceramic, textile, glass and more. A selection of 175 of the top entries of the competition will be on display at the Waterfront Gallery, with the opportunity to vote for your favourite in the ‘People’s Choice’ category, which will be announced on the 20th December.
David Randell, Director and Curator, of the Waterfront Gallery is pleased to announce that amongst the 175 artworks selected for the exhibition are pieces from Australia, Canada, China, Finland, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, U.S.A., Uzbekistan, and of course, a great number from Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland – a truly international representation.
Natalie Hunt, Destination Manager for Milford Waterfront added:
“Culture is so important to us here at Milford Waterfront, and working with the Waterfront Gallery to help support international artists in this way is so fulfilling to us as a destination. For visitors to be able to come and appreciate such fine art, and to get involved too with the people’s choice category – it’s exactly the kind of place we want to be.”
This year’s judges for the other categories are Janette Kerr, who is celebrated for her paintings of the sea and is a Royal Academy of Art RWA Academician, Ashley Hall, Professor of Design Innovation at the Royal College of Art in London and a visiting Professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, and Mehdi Moazzen, international architect and creative.
Entry to the exhibition is free and the gallery is open to visit from 10.30 to 16.00 daily (except Sundays and Mondays).
For more information on visiting the exhibition and Milford Waterfront please visit www.milfordwaterfront.co.uk.