Sculpture a head turner
Golden times: Caroline Tamblyn, of Roxburgh, studies her favourite art work in this year’s Roxburgh Artz Festival – by Gill Shaw, of the Lake Roxburgh Village. The sculpture is a life-sized, mixed-medium work, which incorporates felting. It stopped many in their tracks when faced with the unusual statue. Vicepresident Andrew Barr said the festival, run every second year, did not have as many entries this year, ‘‘but what we have is good quality and we have been able to set it out so much better.’’ A ‘‘gold’’ theme was chosen in keeping with the 150-year celebrations. The best painting award went to Wyn Dryden, of Alexandra, with an acrylic on canvasGolden
Highly commended were: Julie Addis, of Dunedin, Liz Kempthorne, of Clyde, and Lynley Van Alphen, of Tapanui. The Applied Arts prize went to a gouache piece, by Olwyn Dykes, of Alexandra, and a pottery platter, Imagesof
by Neil Hey of Rangiora. Highly commended was a Victorian music box from John McElroy, of Millers Flat.