Gisborne artist a finalist in contemporary art award

Gene Walker

Comprised of carved plywood, raw canvas, paint, exposed staples and studio detritus, the work is underpinned by process and construction of the painting as an object, says Walker.

The finalists’ works were selected through a blind judging process in which Fiona Pardington reviewed images, artists’ statements, and video without knowing the identity of the artist.

Winners will be decided in situ at Waikato Museum and announced at an awards ceremony on August 2.

The $250 Campbell Smith Memorial People’s Choice Award winner will be decided by public votes during the exhibition season.

The award is managed by Waikato Museum which will host an exhibition of the finalists from August 3.

Meanwhile, Walker has an exhibition called Off White that features 11 new paintings at Green Street Projects, Newton, Wellington.

Comprised of carved plywood, raw canvas, paint, exposed staples and studio detritus, the work is underpinned by process and construction of the painting as an object, says Walker.

The finalists’ works were selected through a blind judging process in which Fiona Pardington reviewed images, artists’ statements, and video without knowing the identity of the artist.

Winners will be decided in situ at Waikato Museum and announced at an awards ceremony on August 2.

The $250 Campbell Smith Memorial People’s Choice Award winner will be decided by public votes during the exhibition season.

The award is managed by Waikato Museum which will host an exhibition of the finalists from August 3.

Meanwhile, Walker has an exhibition called Off White that features 11 new paintings at Green Street Projects, Newton, Wellington.

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