A new international open art competition has been launched by a Pembrokeshire art gallery.

The Wales Contemporary/Cymru Gyfoes competition is the first part of the Inspired by Wales project originated by director David Randell of the Waterfront Gallery in Milford Haven Docks,

It is an open art competition for two-dimensional works and is administered by art consultants Parker Harris of London.

Wales Contemporary/Cymru Gyfoes will celebrate all aspects of Wales by inviting artists to submit work inspired by its ancient history, its art history, heritage, landscape (rural, urban and political) and contemporary culture.

Following the judging, which will start in September with a panel of independent professional judges, up to 100 selected entries to the theme of Inspired by Wales will be displayed at the Waterfront Gallery from October 4-30.

The project has been developed in association with the Welsh Government and Visit Wales through European grant funding.

Mr Randell commented: “We’re delighted to be able to go forward with this project bringing additional artworks and both national and international artists to Pembrokeshire, spreading the word about contemporary creativity and Welsh culture.

"Following the exhibition at the Waterfront the work will then go on tour to London and Cardiff. The main prize is £5,000, sponsored by a locally born supporter of the gallery, plus a three-week residency and solo exhibition in Milford Haven. "There is a selection of other prizes, further details of which, together with competition entry details, can be found at walescontemporary.artopps.co.uk/downloads."