Hold-all com­pe­ti­tion draws record en­tries

The Leader (Tasman) - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - CHERIE SIVIGNON

The Motueka Arts Coun­cil’s win­ter com­pe­ti­tion has at­tracted a record 140 en­tries this year.

‘‘We’re re­ally pleased, it’s fantastic,’’ said com­pe­ti­tion-ex­hi­bi­tion co­or­di­na­tor Shirley Wal­lace.

The 2017 com­pe­ti­tion to ‘‘Make a Hold-All’’ had drawn en­tries cre­ated from a di­verse range of medi­ums in­clud­ing pot­tery, wood­work, a gourd, flax, cane and bra cups, Wal­lace said.

All en­tries would be on dis­play at a planned two-day ex­hi­bi­tion sched­uled for the Motueka Memo­rial Hall on Au­gust 18 and 19.

Wal­lace said there were four classes of com­pe­ti­tion for the holdalls: cre­ated with fi­bre and/or yarn; cre­ated with fab­ric; us­ing ma­te­ri­als from the earth or made by a per­son aged 16 or un­der us­ing any ma­te­rial.

The judges had a ‘‘tough time’’ choos­ing the win­ners, which would be re­vealed at the ex­hi­bi­tion, she said.

As well as a win­ner, each class would have a prize for the most in­no­va­tive hold-all. There was also an award for the best hold-all over­all and the best lo­cal ex­hibit.

Wal­lace said the ex­hi­bi­tion this year would also fea­ture a guest ex­hibitor – wood turner Doug Gor­don.

‘‘He’s a very ac­com­plished wood turner,’’ she said. ‘‘There’ll be a se­lec­tion of his work on dis­play.’’

The ex­hi­bi­tion was also due to have a dis­play by the Motueka Arts Coun­cil com­mu­nity sculp­ture com­mit­tee of a planned ‘‘Ar­rivals and De­par­tures’’ sculp­ture in­clud­ing a ma­que­tte, draw­ings and in­for­ma­tion. De­signed to ac­knowl­edge the di­ver­sity of art en­deav­ours, skills and knowl­edge that have en­riched Motueka’s art cul­ture, the sculp­ture aims to cel­e­brate 30 years of com­mu­nity arts in 2018.

Wal­lace said the arts coun­cil com­pe­ti­tion was in its fifth year.

For the first two years, the en­tries were dis­played in shop win­dows ‘‘but with the com­pe­ti­tion grow­ing, we made the de­ci­sion to hold an ex­hi­bi­tion of all en­tries’’.

In 2016, the ’’Make a Child a Toy’’ com­pe­ti­tion at­tracted about 110 en­tries.

The 140 en­trants this year were aged from 2 years to more than 90 years.

The ex­hi­bi­tion is due to run from 10am to 4pm on Au­gust 18 and 19 with the prize­giv­ing sched­uled for 3.30pm on Au­gust 19. En­try is $2 for adults.

Shirley Wal­lace, left, with Cushla Steven­son, one of the Make a Hold-All com­pe­ti­tion judges, and some of the 140 en­tries.

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