Arts Gold Awards 2013
Biennial National Art Competition
- $5,000 CENTRAL LAKES TRUST ART EXCELLENCE AWARD
- $2,000 Central Otago News CENTRAL OTAGO ARTIST
- $1,000 ALEXANDRA COMMUNITY ARTS VIEWERS CHOICE
The Arts Gold Exhibition is Now On
Dunedin artist Max Bellamy has won the $5,000 Art Excellence award for his photo 'Des Artistes' at the 2013 Art Gold Awards announced in Alexandra at the opening evening last Friday.
Judges Jamie Hanton, Director of The Blue Oyster Art Project Space in Dunedin and Felicity Milburn from the Christchurch art gallery said they felt the Arts Gold Awards gives local practitioners an opportunity to engage in a wider dialogue with artists from outside of the Central Otago region, and in turn gives those artists based elsewhere a chance to have their work seen in a new context.
Eric Schusser was chosen as the Central Otago Artist Award winner. He received $2000 for his photo Hay Bale Wrapper #1, taken of a wind-torn wrapper along Riverbank Rd, Wanaka.
"This work is a great example of an artist who has taken a familiar, and perhaps unremarkable, subject and transformed it into an object of beauty and mystery", said Jamie Hanton.
The 45 Arts Gold Award finalists work will be on display at Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery until 7th of December. This presents fantastic opportunity to see an exhibition of this calibre where you will see many different approaches encompassing a broad range of media and artistic concerns.
The public are encouraged to vote on their favourite artwork for the Viewers' Choice Award which is announced on 5th of December. Help the artist you love the most win $1,000. By voting you go into the draw and you could win 6 bottles of yummy wine Central Otago wine.
Arts Gold Award Finalists
Blue W Black
Kristin O'Sullivan Peren
P Jarvis & M Child