Artist Jasmine Middlebrook, of Dunedin, with her winning
painting O Confine Me Not, featuring models and fellow
Dunedin artists Andy McCready and Sam Ovens at the Hope and
Sons Art Awards in Dunedin last night. Photo by Linda
The winner of the people's choice award at the last Hope
and Sons Art Awards, in 2012, is this year's winner of the
$3000 first prize for judged entries.
Jasmine Middlebrook's acrylic O Confine Me Not was
last night judged the best of 170 entries in the Otago Art
Society's event, held every two years.
Society president Jenny Longstaff said 215 entries were
received from artists across the South Island for the 2014
awards and exhibition.
Entries for the exhibition were reduced to 170 by the judge,
Dunedin Public Art Gallery director Cam McCracken.
Mr McCracken was impressed with the variety and quality of
work in the show, themed ''Life and living in the south''.
Robert Ireland, was second with his oil painting
Karitane, and Maurice Middleditch third with
Skippers Canyon, a watercolour.
The exhibition at the Art Station at Dunedin Railway Station,
opens today and runs until June 1.