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Exhibition: 6 October 2012 – 13 January 2013 at Wales’ National Museum of Art, Cardiff
Prize Awarding: 29 November 2012
Artes Mundi 5 is delighted to announce further details about the 2012 exhibition, including new works created especially for this year’s edition by shortlisted artists Miriam Bäckström, Tania Bruguera, Darius Mikšys and Apolonija Šušterši?, as well as a range of additional works by shortlisted artists, Phil Collins, Sheela Gowda and Teresa Margolles. Artes Mundi 5 will also feature a strong programme of artist performances and participatory events which represents a major new focus for this year’s exhibition and prize.
For the first time ever, visitors to National Museum Cardiff will be able to see Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales’ seven oil paintings by one of Britain’s most celebrated artists, JMW Turner (1775-1851) displayed together, at a new exhibition which opens on Tuesday, 25 September 2012.
This autumn there will be an opportunity to join five acclaimed artists for a unique drawing event at National Museum Cardiff on 8 November, 6.00-8.30pm. Join Brendan Stuart Burns, Laura Ford, Marega Palser, Stephen West and Sue Williams for an evening in the inspirational surroundings of the Impressionist and Modern Art galleries of National Museum Cardiff. The ticket price is £25, including materials and refreshments.
The Roman Smith and his role with the Roman Army will be discussed in a public lecture at the National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon on Sunday 23 September at 2pm. Tickets are £3.50 but must be booked in advance by phoning 029 20573550.
Welshman Derek Williams has been the greatest benefactor to Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales since Gwendoline and Margaret Davies. Now works from the Derek Williams Trust Collection are going to Scotland to be shown in a new exhibition at the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness in Orkney from Saturday 1st September – 17 November and at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh from 1st December until 24 February 2013.