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Wallace Art Awards Winners 2013

Wallace Art Awards Winners 2013

The air was steamy and heady with sauvignon blanc last night when an art-loving crowd crammed shoulder to shoulder into Pah Homestead for the announcement of the 22nd Annual Wallace Art Awards 2013.

There were 475 entries to this year’s awards, from which 92 were selected as finalists. The judges were art writer Warwick Brown, new Auckland Art Gallery director Rhana Devenport, artists Peter Panyoczki and Terry Stringer and lecturer Robin Woodward.

Jae Hoon Lee won the Paramount Award for his digital photograph Dry Valley, which seamlessly layers images he took from a helicopter in Antarctica creating an imposing yet strangely calm image. Lee describes himself as a “cultural wanderer” with a “nomadic existence”. He’ll be continuing his travels soon. The winner’s prize is a six-month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York.

Other Wallace Award winners 2013 are:

Steve Rood: Fullbright-Wallace Arts Trust Awards – three-month residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco (judged by Brown, Panyoczki, Carole Shepheard and Scott Optican)

Sam Foley: The Kaipara Foundation Wallace Arts Trust Award – three-month residnecy at the  Altes Spital in Solothurn, Switzerland.

Julia deVille: The Wallace Arts Trust Vermont Award – a three-month residency at the Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, USA.

Marita Hewitt: 1st Runner-up Award – $2,500

Glen Hayward: 2nd Runner-up Award – $2,500

Madeleine Child: Jury Award

The finalists are on show at Pah Homstead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre until early November. 

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