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Wells Art Contemporary 2021Exhibition

Well Art Contemporary 2021 is here !

For its 10th edition, Wells Art Contemporary (WAC) received over 3,500 submissions from 1,800 creatives hailing from 45 different countries. All of the shortlisted works will be displayed in the much-anticipated WAC exhibition, returning to Wells Cathedral from Saturday 28 August to Sunday 26 September.

The exhibition will coincide with the installation of a brand-new piece by world-famous sculptor Antony Gormley, best known for his Angel of the North. Cast in iron and just over life-size, the work will be unveiled on the West Front of Wells Cathedral.

Established in 2012, Wells Art Contemporary (WAC) is an open competition of visual art. Based in the cathedral city of Wells, Somerset, this yearly exhibition aims to support creatives and push the boundaries of the visual arts scene, both nationally and internationally.

The following prizes will be awarded to outstanding works in the WAC 2021 exhibition:
• Howden Art Award: £2,000 awarded to one artist selected by Howden Group.
• People’s Choice Prize: £500 awarded to one artist selected by visitors of the exhibition.
• Grace Student Awards: £100 each to three students and free entry to first 100 students, awarded by Tracey Grace.
• Somerset Art Works Festival Award: an entry in the Somerset Art Works Festival 2022 with curatorial support, and 1-year SAW Membership.
• JGM Gallery Prize: works by selected artists will be showcased online by JGM Gallery.
• NG Creative Art Residency: a two-week placement at the NG Art Creative Residency in Eygalières, Provence.
• Parker Harris Mentoring Prize: one-to-one mentoring covering all aspects of professional development to a selected artist.

The Wells Art Contemporary exhibition will be available:
• online from Monday 2 August,
• at Wells Cathedral from Saturday 28 August to Sunday 26 September.

The exhibition is free to see.
For further information, please visit
Wells Cathedral Somerset BA5 2UE
Sat 28 Aug 2021 to Sun 26 Sep 2021
Contact telephone: 020 3653 0896 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
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