Anna Lewis

Wales in Venice 2015

La Biennale di Venezia is the largest and most prestigious visual arts exhibition in the world. Cymru yn Fenis/Wales in Venice is commissioned and managed by Arts Council of Wales and Wales Arts International with support and collaboration from the Welsh Government and British Council.

Arts Council of Wales has commissioned artists to present at Cymru yn Fenis/Wales in Venice as a Collateral Event at the Venice Biennale since 2003, celebrating the best of emerging and established artists from Wales. Helen Sear is representing Wales at the Biennale this year, with her exhibition ‘…the rest is smoke’.

For regular updates about the exhibition and insights into the work, visit

Previous artists include Bedwyr Williams, Tim Davies and John Cale.

Wales Arts International ran a bursary scheme for artists and professionals working in the visual arts in Wales to attend the Biennale again this year. 20 successful award recipients were chosen, who will be attending at different times between the opening in May and the end of the event in November.

Those who received this year’s bursary were:

Oliver Norcott
Lowri Cooke
Holly Davey
Dawn Woolley
Rebecca Gould
Ceri Jones
Brychan Tudor
Rhian Haf
Sara Walker
Richard Robinson
Alana Tyson
Heloise Godfrey-Talbot
Jason Pinder
Nia Metcalfe
Rhiannon Lowe
Richard Huw-Morgan
Jess Matthews
Theo Shields
Sam Hasler
Made in Roath

Follow some of their stories from their visit by clicking on hyperlinked names - we'll update these as they come in on return of their visits!


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