Thursday, 19 November 2009

Artists apply now to exhibit at Y Lle Celf in 2010 Blaenau Gwent National Eisteddfod

Once again there will be a large multi media exhibition in Y Lle Celf (Art Space) at the 2010 National Eisteddfod in Blaenau Gwent. Applications in both fine and applied art(including the moving image and performance art)are now invited.

The National Eisteddfod is taking place between 31 July - 7 August 2010 and Y Lle Celf is an ongoing successful partnership between Arts Council of Wales and the Eisteddfod.

Initially, entrants are requested to submit work in the form of high quality Jpeg images. Because of the large number of entries most of the works will be selected from these images, therefore it is important to submit clear images of your work and to show items that are available for the exhibition. Entrants who work through the medium of the moving image or performance art are invited to present their work on DVD.

After viewing the entries a small number of those short-listed for the exhibition may be visited by the selectors. The selected works will be displayed in Y Lle Celf for the duration of the Eisteddfod. Where the work necessitates, it may happen other than in the building itself.

The Eisteddfod tradition of honouring excellence will be maintained in the following sections:

FINE ART
THE GOLD MEDAL FOR FINE ART
Prize: The Gold Medal for Fine Art (replica) and £5,000 to be awarded at the discretion of the selectors.

CRAFT AND DESIGN
THE GOLD MEDAL FOR CRAFT AND DESIGN
Prize: The Gold Medal for Craft and Design (replica) and £5,000 to be awarded at the discretion of the selectors.

YOUNG ARTIST SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarship: £1,500
The scholarship will be awarded to the most promising candidate to enable him/her to pursue a course in a recognised school or college of art and design or attend master classes. The scholarship is open to those under 25 years at the time of the Eisteddfod. Short-listed candidates will be expected to prepare a portfolio of work and submit a letter of application describing how the scholarship will be put to use.

The work submitted may be displayed in Y Lle Celf. The successful candidate may also be offered space at the following Eisteddfod's Lle
Celf to display his/her work.

SELECTORS:
Chris Coppock (Director Spike Island, Bristol)
Pamela Rawnsley (Maker)
John Selway (Artist)

IVOR DAVIES AWARD
Prize: £600. Awarded to the work in the Visual Arts Exhibition that conveys the spirit of activism in the struggle for language,culture and politics in Wales.

THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE
Prize: £500 (Josef Herman Art Foundation) to the most popular work, or collection of works, in the Visual Arts Exhibition - an opportunity for the public to vote.

CONTEMPORARY ART SOCIETY FOR WALES - ANNUAL PURCHASE PRIZE
The Contemporary Art Society for Wales will award a purchase prize to a work in the Visual Arts Exhibition. The purchased work will enter the CASW collection for subsequent distribution to a public gallery in Wales.

THE DEREK WILLIAMS TRUST PURCHASE
The Derek Williams Trust works with National Museum Wales and the National Eisteddfod to add to its collection of contemporary art. At each Eisteddfod the Trust considers whether to acquire work from an exhibiting artist, and if a purchase is made this is shown in Y Lle Celf the following year.

ARCHITECTURE
For further details contact the Eisteddfod Office.

THE GOLD MEDAL FOR ARCHITECTURE
Prize: The Alwyn Lloyd Memorial Medal (replica), in conjunction with the Royal Society of Architects in Wales. (Sponsored by the Design Commission for Wales)

PLAQUE OF MERIT
For smaller projects of a high standard of design and quality in Wales.

ARCHITECTURE SCHOLARSHIP
Open to individuals under 25 years.
Prize: £1,500

Please contact the Visual Arts Officer at the Eisteddfod if you require more information and an application form: Robyn Tomos: robyn@eisteddfod.org.uk or visit the website: www.eisteddfod.org.uk/

Photograph: Lowri Davies 2009 Gold Medal Winner for Craft and Design


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