Lysaght Watt Trust Art Award 2017 Winners Announced
A successful gala evening saw Mark Rayner of Whanganui takeaway the Major prize of $3000 for the Overall Best Art work in the 2017 Lysaght Watt Trust Art awards. There were five other prizes awarded as well. Judge Greg Donson, (Sarjeant Gallery Curator and Public Progammes Manager) was impressed by the breadth of work in the show and said that the winners stood out for him as he viewed all the 51 entries. The theme for this year was YIN YANG and brought out some talented interpretations on this concept.
Lysaght Watt Trust Award Overall Prize of $3000
Presented by Preston Bulfin
To Mark Rayner from Whanganui for "Shadow Man"
Meremere/Ohangai Rural Women 2D highly Commended award $500
Bridget Allen from Christchurch for "The neighbour come over to borrow the lawn mower"
Neil Walker Family 3D Highly Commended Award $500
Claire Jensen from Opunake for "Tubluar Yin Yang"
Greaves Electrical 2D Commended Award $250
Claudia Recorean, from Tauranga for "The Good the bad and everything in between"
Beccard Motors 3D Commended Award $250
Sandra Grieve from Whanganui for "Entwined"
Bussing Russell Local Artist Award $250.00
Cecilia Russell from Hawera for "There's 2 sides to every story - except a Möbius band."