Exciting new arts project linking County Wexford in Ireland with North Pembrokeshire in Wales, specifically Ferns and St. Davids.   You now have a chance to Have Your Say on the shortlist of the St Davids and Ferns Public Art Commission! Deadline Monday 14th June.

Don’t miss this opportunity to score the 5 artist submissions and we ask that you submit your feedback and vote through this link.

Five artists have been shortlisted for this €175,000 commission to create two new pieces of public art, one for St Davids, Pembrokeshire and one for Ferns, Wexford. The two pieces of artwork should be linked to one another and help tell the stories of connection between these two ancient regions. The artwork in St Davids will be installed in the grounds of St Davids Cathedral. In Ferns, the location is yet to be decided.

Your views on the five proposed designs will decide the overall outcome & you can see the artists’ proposals online and take part in the online consultation. Your responses will contribute to the artists’ final scores and your comments will be reviewed by the evaluation panel.

You can also view the proposals in a physical form in the St Davids Room at Oriel Y Parc until 1st June and in Ferns at St. Aidan’s church (external wall facing Main St.,) until June 14th and then afterwards complete the online consultation.

To take part in this consultation please visit this link, and look for Ancient Connections Public Art Commission Consultation. Deadline for online consultation: Monday 14th June

Who can take part? Anyone with a postcode of SA61, SA62, SA64 and SA65 in North Pembrokeshire and eircodes Y21 and Y25 in Wexford

The shortlisted artists are:

Bedwyr Williams in collaboration with Contemporary Art Society

Holger C. Lonze

Mark Gubb & Alan Phelan

Simon Watkinson

Studio Melyn (Linda Norris & Rachel Phillips)


If you are finding it difficult to access or complete the online consultation, please email: [email protected] or phone 087 338 6005 Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm