Tough job judg­ing top sculp­ture

Rotorua Weekender - - Arts Corner -

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.

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