Wells Art Contemporary (WAC) is returning in 2022 for its 11th edition. Over 3,200 submissions were received from 1,600 creatives from 47 countries for this year’s exhibition.
After much deliberation, the judging panel of Matthew Burrows MBE , Dale Lewis and Nana Shiomi , selected a shortlist of 123 artworks from 113 artists .
Additionally, Clare Burnett and Jacquiline Creswell have selected 29 site-specific installations, responding to the architectural, spatial, and spiritual aspects of Wells Cathedral.
As the only standing example of a 14th century Gothic cathedral, the much-anticipated Wells Art Contemporary exhibition brings together leading international contemporary art practice.
A contemporary exhibition unlike any other can be experienced within this framework. In the cathedral, adjoining courtyards and gallery within the cloisters, viewers are invited to explore figurative, portraiture, landscape, cityscape and abstract subject matters as they stroll through the cathedral, adjoining courtyards and gallery within the cloisters.
As part of the exhibition, audiences will have the opportunity to view the work of world-renowned sculptor Antony Gormley.