Whitecliffe is proud of its associations with eight finalists in the 22nd Annual Wallace Art Awards 2013. Noel Ivanoff, Ada Leung, Yoon Tae Kim, Jana Beer, Anita Jacobsen, Karen Sewell, Virginia Leonard and Denise Batchelor all had their work judged among the best in the country for 2013. The awards are now the longest surviving and largest annual art awards of their kind in NZ with a value amounting to over $190,000.
The awards are given for contemporary New Zealand painting, sculpture, video, drawing and unique photography and print to encourage and develop the visual arts in New Zealand. From 475 entries submitted 83 works in a variety of media were selected as finalists by the judging panel. The awards ceremony was held at the Pah Homestead in Hillsborough on Tuesday 2nd Sept.
A selection of the finalists’ works, including Ada Leung’s Fungus Factitious is part of the Travelling Exhibition now on show at the Pah Homestead and will travel to Pataka Art Gallery in Porirua and the Wallace Gallery Morrinsville.
Right: Ada Leung, Fungus Facticious