Ka­iapoi artist is the fan favourite

Selwyn and Ashburton Outlook - - OUT & ABOUT -

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.

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Tui Feed­ing on Kowhai 2.

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