Wells Art Contemporary is an open competition for UK and international contemporary visual art that has gained praise and respect in Britain and abroad. It was established in 2012 by a group of artists and their friends in Wells, the beautiful cathedral city in the South-West of England.

Following an international open call, the 2018 Wells Art Contemporary Awards received an astounding 1397 submissions from 26 different countries. Submissions spanned painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography and moving image, and will shortly be judged by our expert panel comprising artists Caroline WalkerTali Lennox, Peter Randall-Page, Julian Wild, photographer Harry Borden, and Director of Exhibitions at Chelsea Space, Donald Smith. Shortlisted works will be exhibited at the historic Bishop’s Palace & Gardens in Wells, Somerset from 6-21 October 2018. 


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