All Set and Ready for a Jolly Good Show
ONLY 1 DAY TO GO
All the art is set up, transforming the TSB Arena into a stunning exhibition with thousands of truly beautiful artworks. The venue is awash with colour, texture, form, tone and inspiration.
Once again the artists have outdone themselves and we are so proud to be representing 200 talented creatives.
Many have driven from all parts of Aotearoa – and one artist has crossed the Tasman to be a part of New Zealand’s favourite art show.
ANNOUNCING THE 10 FINALISTS FOR THE BRENDAN FOOT SUPERSITE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
Last night ten artworks were selected to go in the running for the $3,000 Brendan Foot Supersite People’s Choice Award. Jo Hughes, one of the judges, said that the standard of the artworks in this year’s show was so high, it made their job very difficult. Make sure you vote for your favourite piece when you come to the show.
The ten finalist artworks are:
- Tied in Silver Linings, colour pencil drawing, by Jaymesh Master
- Midnight Pugilist Revisted, oil painting by Dean Proudfoot
- Abandoned Window Frames, photographic print by Cody Ellingham
- Jump Around, mixed media by Tony Harrington
- White Flamingo, photographic lightbox by roOm
- SLO43, oil painting by Nikki Corbishley
- Hoodwinked, etching by Ben Reid
- Rumble, oil painting by Sam O’Malley
- Fan Collaboration 4, mixed media including feathers by Leonie Sharp
- Flamenco Sketches, photographic print by Richard Thurston
ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE $20,000 R.T NELSON AWARDS FOR SCULPTURE
Earlier today the winners of the R.T Nelson Awards for Sculpture were announced by Judge Lynne Sandri, with Lower Hutt artist Anna Campbell taking out the top award of $15,000 for her ceramic and mixed sculptural piece Workshop #1. (pictured). Consisting of a road cone, gas bottle and dirty rag – all made of ceramic – on an aged wooden shelf, the work is inspired by still life compositions in her studio.
Lynne said that she enjoyed the choice of subject matter that was simple, beautifully made and, in essence, carefully considers what is right in front of you on a daily basis
Lynne was highly impressed with the calibre of all 52 artworks submitted, and when she assessed each artwork she considered the story behind each one and how the artists chose to master their choice of medium.
Five Highly Commended Awards of $1,000 go to:
- ‘Lucy in the sky…’, bronze by .Jonathan Campbell (Lower Hutt)
- ‘Cubed Lorikeet’, lorikeet feathers taxidermy and mixed media by Emily Valentine (Sydney Australia)
- ‘Full disclosure; when fingers point, ears don’t listen and mouths can’t speak’
Combination of cast, blown, hot sculpted glass, by George Agius (Manawatu)
- ‘Haven of Tranquility I’ , harakeke and string by Birgit Moffatt (Otaki)
- ‘Honeycomb vase’, natural beeswax honeycomb by Studio Reset, (Te Horo)
THE TSB ARENA IS LOOKING SO HOT RIGHT NOW
We have art galore for all you art lovers out there, so come on down tomorrow, Saturday or Sunday and immerse yourself in the world of New Zealand art. Check out the images below: artworks by some of the artists in the show.
Please note that the sculpture awards exhibition is only open Friday and Saturday.