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Winner to be announced for Bold Horizon National

Winner to be announced for Bold Horizon National

Contemporary Art Award 2011
1 AUGUST 2011

A winner will be announced from amongst 42 finalists for the Bold Horizon National Contemporary Art Award 2011 during an award ceremony/exhibition opening at Waikato Museum this Friday, 5 August.

Sponsored by Hamilton marketing and creative agency Bold Horizon, the award has become renowned for the challenging and thought-provoking entries it attracts, and offers $15,000 in prize money to the winning entry.

Judging this year’s award is John Hurrell, well known in the national and international art scene as an art writer, critic and curator – and also an accomplished artist.

Mr Hurrell was the art curator at Waikato Museum from 2001-2004, and now resides in Auckland where he writes art-related articles and manages online magazine/art forum EyeContact.

Following Friday’s award ceremony, the work of the 42 finalists (who are all New Zealand citizens or residents) will be exhibited at Waikato Museum until 6 November.

Waikato Museum director Kate Vusoniwailala said, as one of New Zealand’s leading contemporary art award shows, Bold Horizon National Contemporary Art Award is always a highlight on Waikato Museum’s annual calendar.

“We invite the viewing public to engage with the art in the exhibition and leave their comments about a particular piece that moves them in some way,” she said.

Friday, 5 August, 3pm at Waikato Museum
Will include announcement of the winner and a judge’s talk and interview opportunity

The finalists are:
Aaron McConchie Manukau
Andre Hemer Sydney
Angela Tiatia Auckland
Anneke Stewart Christchurch
Ben Pearce Napier
Beverly Rhodes Upper Hutt
Brett Graham Auckland
Brit Bunkley Wanganui
Charles Ninow Auckland
Clare Kim Auckland
Dawson Clutterbuck Auckland
Diane Rimmer Auckland
Emma Smith Auckland
Marcus Williams/Susan Jowsey Auckland
Gareth C A Williams Hamilton
Gemma Skipper Auckland
Gyu-Joon Yang Auckland
James R Ford Wellington
Jeff Drabble Havelock North
Jennifer Mason Auckland
Joe Porter Whangarei
Johl Dwyer Auckland
Jonathan Brown Auckland
Kate Sellar Auckland
Lisa Benson Hamilton
Maree Wilson Kaikohe
Matt Ellwood Auckland
Matt Moriarty Kaikoura
Matthew Carter Auckland
Michele Rumney Hamilton
N.A.Royal Wellington
Nell Nutsford Hamilton
Noel Ivanoff Auckland
Peter Roche Auckland
Rebecca Wallis Auckland
Richard H McIlroy Auckland
Robyn Hoonhout Auckland
Sam Rountree Williams Auckland
Tessa Laird Auckland
Tony Nicholls Hamilton
Turnskin Kingdom Paeroa
Zachary Hogan Auckland

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