AND THE WINNER IS . . .
‘Wall Sculpture No.5’, a piece constructed out of cow bone, by Taranaki artist Sam Kelly received the $15,000 Premier Award.
The winning artwork was selected by Reuben Friend, Director of Pātaka Art + Museum.
‘I really love this work by Sam Kelly,’ said Friend. ‘It presents a visual trick: at first it looks like a piece of fabric flung over a rail that you want to grab – or like intestine. But on closer inspection you realise that it’s bone, it’s solid. Sam has treated her medium in a very intelligent way. You don’t get many artists working with bone at this level.’
83 artworks by 60 artists were selected as finalists – view the other finalists in the photo gallery below.