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Welsh Artist of the Year winners

Punch Drunk by Andrew Baldwin

This piece by Andrew Baldwin won the printmaking award. The competition was founded during the millennium year to promote and celebrate artistic ability in Wales.

Studio Table III by Chris Griffin

This painting by Chris Griffiths was highly commended by the judges who spent two days picking the winners from around 450 entries.

Echoes by Daphne Hurn

Echoes by Daphne Hurn from Abergavenny came third. Judges were shown the 450 entries 'blind', and in a conveyor belt system.

Chamber by Emrys Williams

The winner of the painting award, Mr Williams likes to base his work on memories and imagination. Lighthouses and boats are recurring subjects.

Surface with Egg Figure by Heather Eastes

This piece won Heather Eastes from Aberystwyth the drawing prize. Welsh artist of the year was originally intended as a one off event but is now in its seventh year.

Untitled by Jin Eui Kim

This ceramic piece was highly commended by judges. Its maker Jin Eui Kim studied in South Korea, Tasmania and most recently at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.

Recyclists by Margaret Crossley

Highly commended by judges, Recyclists was made from copies of the Yellow Pages by 69-year-old former teacher Margaret Crossley.

Entropy by Rachel Loosemore

Ms Loosemore from Mountain Ash, said she explored her relationship with life and identity through photography. She is currently studying for a BA Honours in photographic art.

Spiky Bowl by Robert Harding

This Robert Harding bowl won the sculpture award. The 21st bowl by the Llantrisant-based sculptor was influenced by the images of the nail-encrusted bombs.

Homage... by Tom Piper

The digital image by Cardiff artist Tom Piper was highly commended. This piece along with around 130 others will be on display in St David's Hall Foyer Galleries until 10 August.

A still from Virginia Head's film Pelegrina

This piece of video art came second in the competition and combines animation, live action, photography and painting, all set to specially composed music.

Swansea Dog Show by William Tsui

This image won Mr Tsui the photography award. Taken at last year's Swansea Dog Show, the judges compared Mr Tsui's work to that of renowned photographer Martin Parr.

W.I. by Walter Keeler

The winner has said that if his pots could not be used then he would not bother making them. They are said to bridge the gap between domestic pottery and fine-art ceramics.






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