Top prizes go to Hibiscus Coast artists

Landscape by James Ballantyne

The local art community supported the recent Hibiscus & Bays Art exhibition and awards in large numbers.

More than 150 people attended a celebratory award function at Estuary Arts Centre on November 21, along with local board chair Gary Brown and members Julia Parfitt and Janet Fitzgerald.

Among the winners were four local artists. Kym Burke of Arkles Bay was first equal for ‘On My Way Back’, along with Susannah Law, Red Beach, for ‘Journey to the East Coast’. The Merit for Landscape went to Orewa’s James Ballantyne. Robyn Kay Studio, Orewa, won the Local Artist Merit Award category for ‘Rip Tide Ribbon’.

The exhibition of all the works entered in the Awards is on at Estuary Arts Centre in Western Reserve, Orewa, until December 6.

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