Tough job judging top sculpture
The judges of the Rotorua Sculpture Symposium had a hard task picking the winner from the talent, with deliberations taking about an hour longer than anticipated.
After 10 days of sculpting, Hokitika’s Rory Mcdougall was awarded the top prize for his pieces named Waters of Rotorua at the 2018 Rotorua Sculpture Symposium closing ceremony last Sunday.
Chosen from the 16 sculptors from all over New Zealand who took part, Rory receives $10,000 prize money and his sculpture will become a permanent part of the Rotorua Sulphur Lake Sculpture Trail.
For the first time, a new People’s Choice award will be open for public voting from December 7 until February 17.
Visit the trail in Government Gardens and head to the Creative Rotorua Facebook page to vote and be in the draw to win a $100 prezzy card.
The winning People’s Choice artist receives a $500 Bunnings voucher, announced at the end of the voting period on February 18.
Winner of 2018 Rotorua Sculpture Symposium Rory Mcdougall with
Steve Molloy sculpts stone.
Jamie Pickernell sands the stone.
Susan Dinkelacker carves with chainsaw.