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Visual Arts in Wales Publication

Visual Arts in Wales Publication

By Wales Arts International

As part of its series of art-form directories, Wales Arts International has compiled a Visual Arts publication, which contains a selection of leading public galleries and artists’ groups and initiatives in Wales that have an active interest in international activity.

The visual arts community in Wales is ever evolving and the Visual Arts in Wales publication demonstrates the wealth of talent that is on offer. Artist and cultural commentator, Angharad Pearce Jones, elaborates:

"Our singers, actors and writers are world renowned and, with continued state support and inclusion at international events, the visual arts in Wales are burgeoning.

"…a minority culture’s continual fight against extinction is a powerful and creative force. This seems to permeate through the arts in Wales…driving the work to be internationally pertinent. Indigenous to Wales or not, this infectious will to survive is common in all who work tirelessly within the current visual arts family of Wales."

The publication aims to raise the international profile of visual arts practice from Wales and serves as a guide for international producers, promoters and curators to develop knowledge about the visual arts sector in Wales. It also includes a list of art venues in Wales.

The directory has recently been distributed during the launch of the Venice Biennale of Art which took place at the beginning of June 2011. Tim Davies was selected by Arts Council of Wales to represent Wales at the 54th International Art Exhibition, at a new location for Wales at the Biennale - Santa Maria Ausiliatrice: the Ludoteca in Castello.

This Directory is an outline of the vitality of the visual arts sector in Wales and is not a comprehensive overview. The publication is produced by Wales Arts International, a partnership between Arts Council of Wales and British Council and is designed by Elfen design agency, Cardiff (www.elfen.co.uk)

To view the publication online, please click here. For further information on Wales’ presence at the Venice Biennale of Art 2011, click here.


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