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2018 Lysaght Watt Trust Art Award

Competition Theme: Rising

Friday 4th May – Sunday 10th June

The annual Lysaght Watt Trust Art Award draws entries from artists throughout New Zealand. This year’s theme is Rising, with a total of 87 incredibly diverse entries.

As well as a First Overall prize, winners have been chosen for 2D, 3D and Local Artist. Visitors to the Gallery can also vote for the winner of the People’s Choice Award.

2018 Lysaght Watt Trust Art Award First Overall Winner: ‘Beat’ by Nour Hassan.

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2018 Lysaght Watt Trust Art Award Prizewinners


Lysaght Watt Trust FIRST OVERALL AWARD – $3000:
Nour Hassan (Auckland) for Beat


Meremere / Ohangai Rural Women HIGHLY COMMENDED 2D AWARD – $500:
Joon-Hee Park (Auckland) for Sweet Dreams II


Neil Walker & Family HIGHLY COMMENDED 3D AWARD -$500:
Blue W Black (Dunedin) for Repotted


Grieves Electrical COMMENDED 2D AWARD – $250:
Sophie Joy Prendergast (Auckland) for Transition


Beccard Motors COMMENDED 3D AWARD – $250:
Di West (Opua, Northland) for Star Finder


Tandem Group LOCAL ARTIST AWARD – $250:
Jean Finer (Hawera) for On, Upward Through the Herb-fields


Normanby Fibreglass PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – $250:
This is awarded at the end of the exhibition to the artwork with the most votes from the public. You have to be there to vote – so come in to the Gallery before Sunday 10th June to see all the diverse interpretations of Rising.

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