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Wales Millennium Centre/Craft in the Bay, Cardiff18 Jan - 16 March 2014

As part of its tenth anniversary celebrations, the Wales Millennium Centre, is partnering with the Makers Guild Wales at Craft in The BayWork to showcaseworks by the winners ofthe National Eisteddfod Gold Medal for Fine Art and Craft from the last ten years.

The fine art exhibition will be held at the Wales Millennium Centre while the applied artists' work can be found across the road at Craft in the Bay, for this collaboration with the National Eisteddfod's Lle Celf, which in turn provides an annual snapshot of the visual and applied arts scene in Wales for some 40,000 visitors over the course of ten days.

The Eisteddfod Open Exhibition, Y Lle Celf, is considered to be one of the pinnacles of the visual arts calendar in Wales, aiming to honour excellence and celebrate the commitment, vision and innovation of practitioners of contemporary visual arts in Wales. Whilst Y Lle Celf offers a window to the world on the visual arts activity in Wales today, the National Eisteddfod has hosted anArt and Crafts exhibition, since 1865 it is older than the regalia of the Gorsedd of the Bards. The Gold Medals are amongst the few national accolades awarded to Wales artists and makers.

HAND The exhibition will include works by CCQ Magazine's first cover girl, Josephine Sowden (top image) and Bedwyr Williams, who represented Wales at the Venice Biennale in 2013, along with Peter Finnemore (image above) Elfyn Lewis, David Hastie, Simon Fenoulhet, Walter Keeler, Peter Bodenham, Lowri Davies and Carwyn Evans, to name but a few and will offer a rare chance to see all of these artists exhibiting together, showing the diversity of talent and practice from across the visual and applied arts in Wales.