Dylan Thomas International Glass Competition 2014
The Dylan Thomas International Glass Award
Information for Entry
International Exhibition at the Waterfront Museum Swansea
July 2014- October 2014
HARMONY: A creative brief
Glass artists worldwide are invited to submit designs for a 40cm x 40 cm decorative or stained glass panel in response to the word "Harmony". May 2014, a judging panel will shortlist works to be exhibited at Swansea Waterfront Museum in July 2014. At the opening a prize award of £1000 will be presented to the winner with the panel being exhibited for the next year at the Dylan Thomas Centre and then becoming part of the Swansea School of Glass Collection.
All of the work exhibited will form part of a centenary catalogue with a view to a subsequent publication celebrating both of these international awards. It is anticipated that the winning artist and poet will be invited to be commissioned by the University for a combined piece of work as an on-going tribute to Dylan Thomas.
Swansea played a huge role in Dylan Thomas’ life, born in Swansea went to the Grammar School that is now part of the University of Wales TSD Swansea Campus, (Mount Pleasant location). With such close connections Swansea School of Glass is chosen to play host by launching this competition to celebrate
2014 is the centenary of the birth of Infamous Welsh Poet and Broadcaster Dylan Thomas. To celebrate his influence and life we are inviting to draw inspiration from his life and works. His poems and broadcasts include “Under Milk Wood” and “A Childs Christmas in Wales”.
Design a panel excluding the frame to be 400mmx 400mm. There is no restriction on the processes or techniques used but there is a restriction in size. But please note no sharp edges as exhibition is a public space. Please take into account we are limited in how we display the work in the space. Images of previous successful exhibitions are displayed with this information.
1st May 2014 Deadline for entry submissions
8th May 2014 Selection date by judges
10th May 2014 Selected works will be informed via email
2nd June 2014 Selected works to be received
12th July 2014 Private View at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea.
3-5pm Announcement of Prize-winners.
Exhibition opens to general public.
31st October Collection of work from this date if exhibition does not tour.
If exhibition does tour information those details will be sent to those concerned.
Judges: We are delighted to announce that we have received over 100 submissions and that the 4 judges will be:
Medwin Hughes Vice Chancellor University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Glenys Cour Artist and Former president of the Dylan Thomas Society
Caroline Benyon Chairperson of the BSMGP
Hannah Elis Great Grand Daughter of Dylan Thomas
We are looking forward to receiving the best quality image for your entry. All images need to be 300dpi. These details you enter in this form will be used for the catalogue and for enquiries about your work. University of Wales Trinity Saint David reserves the right to use the information and images of work submitted for any publicity purposes related to this exhibition.
Please use the electronic submission form to send your non refundable submission fee and high quality image by 1st May 2014. Any enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org with Dylan Thomas Glass Competition in the subject box. Please visit the university website www.trinitysaintdavid.ac.uk click onto the Camarthen/ Lampeter Campus to enter the competition.
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