Finalists for ZAFAA18 announced

The results are now in and we are excited to announce the names of the finalists for the Zonta Ashburton Female Art Award 2018 as chosen by the judges for the upcoming awards exhibition in March.

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The results are now in and we are excited to announce the names of the finalists for the Zonta Ashburton Female Art Award 2018 as chosen by the judges for the upcoming awards exhibition in March.

The three judges were pleased with the high calibre of works submitted and are eager to view the work of the finalists in person.

Judges for the 2018 awards are:

Johanna Zellmer, practice artist and senior lecturer at the Otago School of Art, Cara Fitzgerald, Director at the Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru and Felicity Milburn, Curator at the Christchurch Art Gallery. Zellmer says “It is wonderful to have such an award in Canterbury for emerging and mid-career artists, linked to such an outstanding Gallery!” 

29 artworks have been selected for the Premier Award with an additional 3 eligible for the Young Generation Award for female artists between the age of 16-20.   

The finalists for the Zonta Ashburton Female Art Award 2018 are:

Susan Badcock (Geraldine), Kate Beatty (Doyleston), Holly Best (Christchurch), Jane Bowman (Christchurch), Coral Broughton (Rangiora), Elizabeth Bryce (Christchurch), Judith Cordeaux (Timaru),   

Catherine Day (Fairlie), Emma Fitts (Christchurch), Janneth Gil (Christchurch), Deanna Gracie (West Melton), Sarah Harper (Diamond Harbour), Rebecca Harris (Christchurch), Amy Hoedemakers (Oxford), Julia Holden (Christchurch), Vashti Johnstone (Ashburton), Elizabeth Love (Timaru), Alexia Martin (Christchurch), Rhonye McIlroy (Hakatere), Heather Milne (Christchurch), Angela Mole (Christchurch), Donna-Marie Patterson (Christchurch), Sue Pearce (Christchurch), Hazel Redmond (Ashburton), Katie Russell (Christchurch), Janna van Hasselt (Christchurch), Emma Wallbanks (Lyttelton), Joanne Webber (Christchurch) and Robyn Webster (Christchurch).  

Young Generation Award:

Lillian de Jonge (Hinds), Emma Mealings (Ashburton) and Lauren Yeatman (Ashburton).   

This award exhibition is presented by The Zonta Club of Ashburton in partnership with the Ashburton Art Gallery. It seeks to raise the status of female visual artists working in the wider Canterbury area and acknowledges excellence in emerging and mid-career female artists as well as providing a platform for female youth. The premier award recipient will win a cash prize along with a special opportunity to hold a solo exhibition at the Gallery in the following year.  The Young Generation award will acknowledge the creative youth in Canterbury with an additional cash prize for an artist between 16-20 years of age. 

The award winners will be announced at the exhibition opening on 2 March at 7:00pm at the Ashburton Art Gallery. Coinciding with the awards ceremony is the opening of Memory of Place Takes Flight, a solo exhibition by Fiona Van Oyen, the Premier Award winner for ZAFAA17. Both exhibitions will be on display until 31 March 2018.

This exhibition is supported by Zonta Club of Ashburton, Real Estate New Zealand Ashburton, House of Travel Ashburton, ANZ Private Bank, Bushey Park Trust, Everist Gilchrist Lawyers, Dentistry on Parkside, Hattitude, CharRees Vineyard and Countdown.    

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Image credits: Rebecca Harris, Harvest of All, 2017, oil on board. 

Contact details: 
info@ashburtonartgallery.org.nz

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Ashburton Art Gallery

3 Feb 2018

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