The Friends of Pataka Art Awards 2022 exhibition is currently showing in the Bottle Creek Gallery at Pataka Art+Museum. With a record 94 entries – including many first-time entrants and 15 student entrants – this exhibition is our biggest yet and runs until 30 October. All entries are available for purchase, so this is another way to support our artists.
The Open Award and the First Time Entry Award was won by Roger Hayman with his evocative photograph ‘Family Portrait’. As Open Award winner, Roger can also take up the opportunity to be the Artist in Residence for a month, in the Education Suite at Pātaka.
The Highly Commended Award of $750 went to Jennifer Summers with ‘Dwelling’, a work in Indian ink on acrylic and wood.
The Jane Hyder Painting Award of $750 was won by Adele Matthews with her acrylic painting ‘Beyond’.
Clare Matthews won the Creativity & Promise Scholarship and a six-month Level 4 Certificate at the Learning Connexion with her mixed-media work ‘Shower’.
The judges for the long and difficult task of choosing the winners this year were: Ron Epskamp, Jane Hyder, Euon Murrel, and Jonathon Milne of the Learning Connexion. The judges’ profiles can been seen here.
This year’s Awards would not be possible without the support of our sponsors, so we thank The Smith Family, Tommy’s Real Estate Mana, Jane Hyder, The Learning Connexion and Leina Isno for their ongoing support.
And finally, yet to be awarded is the Viewers’ Choice Award which will be announced on 30 October. We encourage everyone to vote for this Award – voting slips can be found in the gallery.