2017 - 141st Annual Exhibition
Judge – Anna Reid,
Francis (Peter) Nicholls, In Silence Under Oxides.
Oil on board.
A fully resolved, confidently executed oil painting. Small in size but rich in colour. Expressive use of impasto paint with directional open strokes creating textural unity through out the work.
In Silence Under Oxides by Francis (Peter) Nicholls.
Phillip Markham, Doubtful.
Watercolour on paper.
An impressive watercolour, depicting a very recognisable Doubtful Sound. Great use of scale and repetition in the bush clad mountains. Brilliant contrast of light and dark capturing the tranquillity of Fiordland.
Doubtful by Phillip Markham
Jo Loughnan, Blue Shirt.
Mixed media on Paper.
A very gestural figure study created with loose spontaneous application of indian ink and paint. Confident mark making which shows the experience of the artist.
Blue Shirt by Jo Loughnan
Pauline Bellamy, Hoopers Inlet.
Anne Baldock, Choppy.
Marie Reid, Balancing Act.
Diana Smilie, Oh Hell.
Maxine Evans, Autumn Jewels.
Kyle Matheson, Butterfly Kisses.
Karen Davis, Estuary.
Roy Dickison - 'Heart of the South' Award
Jan Ingram, Winter Lady.
Gouache on paper.
Winter Lady by Jan Ingram.
Mollie and John Pledger Award.
Gabby McKenzie, Whio – New Zealand Blue Duck
Whio – New Zealand Blue Duck by Gabby McKenzie.