Kaiapoi artist is the fan favourite
As the Ashburton Society of Arts 53rd annual exhibition entered its final week, the favourite exhibit of those who have walked through the doors has been named.
Mark Larsen was on Sunday night named the people’s choice winner for his sculptural work, Tui Feeding on Kowhai 2, to top off an excellent exhibition for the Kaiapoi artist. He was also the winner of the Forest and Bird NZ Flora and Fauna Award this year, but not for the same piece which saw him named the people’s favourite. That award was for his painting, Tui Feeding on Kowhai.
Ashburton Society of Arts secretary Jen Dearborn said the exhibition had been popular, with good crowds through the doors at the Ashburton Art Gallery, and a great number of sales.
There’s still a chance to check the exhibition out, for those who haven’t already. It doesn’t close until 4pm on Friday.
This year’s exhibition attracted more than 500 pieces of art, which have been on display at the art gallery throughout July, and the Russell Moon and Fail Premier Award was won by Timaru’s Marcia Scott, for her piece called Global Spending!.
The exhibition featured a wide array of works, including paintings of varying styles, photographs and applied art pieces.
Entries came from artists from as far away as Whangarei and Invercargill.
Tui Feeding on Kowhai 2.