Calligraphy was one of the many art forms present at this year’s awards.
More than 60 art works were on display as part of this year’s Rodney Art Awards, held at the Old Masonic Hall, on September 1 and 2.
The annual exhibition is organised by the North Rodney Community Arts Council.
Secretary Mona Townson says the variety of painting, photography, calligraphy and other arts forms was amazing.
First prize went to Lillian Fromont for her acrylic landscape called Mangawhai Track.
“With Lillian’s piece, I thought the colours and palm trees were beautifully presented,” Mona says.
Second place went to Lyn Morrison for her sculpture Tiny Tower and third place to Cherith Curtis for Kereru on Kauri, a colour pencil drawing on wood. Kereru on Kauri also won the Viewer’s Choice.
“We had four different people wanting to buy it and I’ve never seen coloured pencil of that standard on wood.”
Mona says she is often astounded that certain pieces get a placing, but that was the one of the benefits of bringing in independent judges, from outside of the North Rodney area, because they brought a fresh perspective.
Merit winners were Robert Howell, Rick Urban, Lauris Mortensen, Tim Roskrudge, Gillian Carlsson and Heather Skeates.