Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

"Facing The Music" National Art Awards

"Facing The Music" National Art Awards and Exhibition 2000

Work from some foremost New Zealand artists features in The Facing the Music National Art Awards and Exhibition opening in Carterton on Friday night.

Selector/judge Judy Siers has selected from nearly 200 entries during judging on Saturday 2 September.

"This is a quality exhibition which has posed a dilemma for me as judge in making a choice from work which includes the highly professional and amateur. In the end, the standard has been set by the professional entries," Judy Siers says.

"The calibre of work alongside the award-winning entries makes this an exhibition well worth travelling to Wairarapa to see."

The six award winners will be announced at the gala opening of the exhibition in the Carterton Municipal Hall this Friday night (8 September).

The exhibition of 108 artworks, all to be for sale, includes work from artists of standing including Taranaki assemblage artist Dale Copeland, who has exhibited in Wairarapa and will have work in a New York exhibition later this year. Also in the geographic sampling is work by leading contemporary artists like print maker Julia Ellery from Wanganui, Kapiti potter Jenny Daysh, and Auckland artist Jenny Dolezel.

Among the works selected is that by award winners from past years, including Wairarapa artists Megan Campbell, Matthew Lyndon Smith and Ernie Arnold. Several artists whose work appeared in this year's Norsewear Art Awards will have work on show, including Dannevirke painter Sue Schaare. Work by a previous Telecom Regional Art Awards winner Dawn Cowl has also been selected.

Entries ranging from fabric art to mixed media and stone sculpture and more traditional media once again reflect the non media specific tradition of the awards which has developed over five years.

The Facing the Music exhibition will be open daily to the public in Carterton's Municipal Hall from Saturday 9 September until Sunday 17 September.

ENDS

Further Information:

Publicity: Steve Oxenham (025)604 6580, fax (06)379 6916, email: artscape@xtra.co.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'


The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. More>>


Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>


Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>


Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland