Kaipara Art Awards
Opens Friday 10 August at 5.30pm
The Kaipara Art Awards exhibition has arrived in Mangawhai Artists Gallery and launches their 2018-19 programme of exhibitions with a high calibre creative bang!
A large collection of amazing and thought provoking art is on display at Mangawhai Artists Gallery. The stunning collection of over 50 works has been praised for diversity, skill and beauty. Many of the artists have reflected on where they live and taken Kaipara to the heart of their entries for the 2018 Kaipara Art Awards.
Mary-Anne Boyd, chair of Mangawhai Artists said, ‘the exhibition is outstanding with fantastic artistic contributions – a marvellous showcase for local art’. The Annual Kaipara Art Awards are hosted by Mangawhai Artists Inc and Dargaville Art Association with the prize ceremony alternating each year. Judge, Richard Cranenburgh, awarded the prizes at the Dargaville opening last month. On judging the awards for the second year in a row, he said his choices came from many years of looking at art as well as ‘from the heart’. He praised the work on show, ‘This year l did see an overall step up the ladder from last year, especially in the three-dimensional work - such diversity and high quality craftsmanship”.
The prizes were:
First Christine Moginie
Judges Award Peter Bradburn
Second Shelia Shadick (see photo)
Third Annie Kitchener
Merit Carlyn Condon
First Samala Waipouri
Judges Award Margot Symes
Second Evonne Tana
Third John Ecuyer
Merit Terry Haines
The Kaipara Art Awards are at the Mangawhai Artists Gallery until Tuesday 28 August
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