International art is returning to Milford Waterfront with the Waterfront Gallery’s Wales Contemporary / Cymru Gyfoes international art competition this winter, with sponsorship from the Port of Milford Haven and from Valero. The exhibition at the Waterfront Gallery is free to visit and will be open from Saturday, 21st October to Wednesday, 20th December.

Almost 1400 entries from over 35 countries were received this year with a variety of 2D and 3D works in mediums including painting, sculpture, ceramic, textile, glass and more. A selection of 175 of the top entries of the competition will be on display at the Waterfront Gallery, with the opportunity to vote for your favourite in the ‘People’s Choice’ category, which will be announced on the 20th December.

David Randell, Director and Curator, of the Waterfront Gallery is pleased to announce that amongst the 175 artworks selected for the exhibition are pieces from Australia, Canada, China, Finland, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, U.S.A., Uzbekistan, and of course, a great number from Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland - a truly international representation.

Natalie Hunt, Destination Manager for Milford Waterfront added: “Culture is so important to us here at Milford Waterfront, and working with the Waterfront Gallery to help support international artists in this way is so fulfilling to us as a destination. For visitors to be able to come and appreciate such fine art, and to get involved too with the people’s choice category – it’s exactly the kind of place we want to be.”

This year’s judges for the other categories are Janette Kerr, who is celebrated for her paintings of the sea and is a Royal Academy of Art RWA Academician, Ashley Hall, Professor of Design Innovation at the Royal College of Art in London and a visiting Professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, and Mehdi Moazzen, international architect and creative.

Entry to the exhibition is free and the gallery is open to visit from 10.30 to 16.00 daily (except Sundays and Mondays).

For more information on visiting the exhibition and Milford Waterfront please visit


Photo: The exhibition is free to visit and will be open from Saturday, 21st October to Wednesday, 20th December.


Notes to Editors

Milford Waterfront

Milford Waterfront is a multi-million pound regeneration project being led by the Port of Milford Haven. It aims to continue to develop the area which is home to Milford Marina and Milford Fish Docks into a vibrant destination, adding to the existing mix of leisure, retail and dining businesses and boosting the economy by providing long term, sustainable jobs.

A number of flagship projects have already been completed at the site including the opening of four custom-built Floatel Cabins, which offer a restful retreat for visitors looking for a unique glamping experience.

The new development will also celebrate the arts, culture and heritage of the area, working in partnership with key stakeholders. The Port already hosts a busy calendar of events at Milford Waterfront such as its popular Summer Fest campaign that included the Fish Festival, Beer Festival and Street Food Festival in 2019. Children’s activities and seasonal events such as fireworks displays and Santa visits also take place throughout the year, more information can be found on the What’s On page.

In April 2022 the new 100 bedroom Ty Hotel operated by the Celtic Collection opened and we hope more visitors will stay and experience all of the new and existing attractions here at Pembrokeshire’s hidden gem.

For further information, visit or contact:
Anna Malloy
Port of Milford Haven
01646 696100