Winner of the 2017 Lysaght Watt Trust Art Award
Theme: Yin Yang
Mark Rayner – Shadow Man
We had some very creative interpretations of the theme this year, with entries coming from all over the country.
This year’s Award was judged by Greg Donson, Curator and Public Programmes Manager for the Sarjeant Gallery in Whanganui. The gala awards evening was a great success, attended by approximately 70 guests.
The overall winner was Mark Rayner from Whanganui with a latch-hook wool rug on canvas, depicting the dark and light sides of his personality.
All 2017 award winners:
Lysaght Watt Trust Award First Overall Prize – $3000 – Presented by Preston Bulfin
Mark Rayner from Whanganui – Shadow Man
Meremere/Ohangai Rural Women 2D Highly Commended Award – $500
Bridget Allen from Christchurch – The Neighbour Came Over To Borrow The Lawnmower
Greaves Electrical 2D Commended Award – $250
Claudia Recorean from Tauranga – The Good, The Bad, And Everything In Between
Neil Walker Family 3D Highly Commended Award – $500
Claire Jensen from Opunake – Tubular Yin Yang
Beccard Motors 3D Commended Award – $250
Sandra Grieve from Whanganui – Entwined
Busing Russell Local Artist Award – $250
Cecilia Russell from Hawera – There’s two sides to every story, except a Möbius band
Normanby Fibreglass People’s Choice Award – $250
Leonie Sharp – Kotahitanga
The award winning artworks: