Archbishop of Canterbury to present Eisteddfod art award

Tuesday 26 July 2011, 11:39

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The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams will present the People's Choice art award at the 2011 National Eisteddfod in Wrexham.

Dr Williams will present the award on Saturday 6 August to the artist responsible for creating the most popular piece or collection of work at Y Lle Celf, the visual arts space at the annual cultural event.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams. Photo © Tim Ashley

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams. Photo © Tim Ashley

The National Eisteddfod of Wales awards three gold medals, for fine art, craft, and design and architecture.

It's hoped that the People's Choice prize will get visitors at the eisteddfod to engage with the different works on show, as the public is invited to take a look at all the pieces of art before noting their favourite artist's name on a ballot paper.

The prize of £500 is awarded with the support of the Josef Herman Art Foundation. A Polish émigré artist, Josef Herman lived in Ystradgynlais between 1944 and 1955 and was awarded the Gold Medal for Fine Art at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in 1962.

If you're planning a trip to Wrexham, take a look around the BBC's Eisteddfod website for maps, guides, highlights and more. Plus check the official National Eisteddfod website for the latest news.

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