Monday, 14 September 2009

Wallace Art Awards

 
The Correction, by Marcus Williams and Susan Jowsey.
Photo / Richard Robinson

The Big Idea NZ Arts portal reports ' A photographic work, The Correction, has won the top prize at the 2009 Wallace Art Awards.  The two photographs, by Marcus Williams and Susan Jowsey, won the Wallace Trust Paramount Award.

The Award includes a six month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Programme in New York, plus a bronze trophy by Terry Stringer.

The 18th Wallace Art Awards, with prizes amounting to more than $150,000, were announced and presented on 7 September at the Aotea Centre in Auckland.

This year 456 applications were received; of these 115 were selected as finalists and 44 works have been chosen by the judges for the Travelling Show and the rest are exhibited in the Salon des Refuses at the Wallace Trust Gallery.

The 2009 Judges were - New Zealand artist Philip Trusttum,  Associate Professor at Auckland University of Technology Christopher Braddock, and Rohan Weallans, Paramount Winner of the 2006 Wallace Art Award"

More details on winners et al at  the Big Idea web site, here.

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