2016 Lysaght Watt Trust Art Award
Theme: Daily Life
The Lysaght Watt Trust Art Award has been held every year at the Gallery since 2013.
The Award continues to attract entries from artists throughout New Zealand in both 2D & 3D media. A different theme keeps the competition interesting each year, along with a major prize of $3000 and several other sponsored prizes.
An esteemed member of the New Zealand Art community is invited each year to choose the winner, and a gala evening is held at the Gallery to announce the winners and open the exhibition.
All 2016 Award Winners:
The Lysaght Watt Trust Prize
ANGELA SEFTON from New Plymouth
The Meremere / Ohangai Rural Women NZ Prize
RACHAEL BURKE from Auckland
The Beccard Motors Prize
REBECCA STEWART from Christchurch
The Neil &Amp; Helen Walker Highly Commended Prize One
ALEX PEARCE from Hamilton
The Neil &Amp; Helen Walker Highly Commended Prize Two
SHARON PAINTER-ARPS from Porirua
The Lynne Walker Local Artist Prize
MARK BELLRINGER from Eltham, South Taranaki
The People’s Choice Award was Pauline Allomes of Whanganui with her piece “95 years of Daily Life.