Gisborne artist a finalist in new sculpture award
Among the 60 artists selected as finalists for the inaugural Richard T Nelson awards for sculpture is Gisborne artist Conor Jeory's work Cargo.
Eighty-four sculptures will be exhibited as part of the show which comes with a top prize of $15,000 and five highly commended prizes of $1000.
Along with Jeory, sculptors include Matthew Williams, bronze and stone sculptor from Christchurch, New Plymouth stone artist Renate Verbrugge, Auckland mixed-media artist Olivier Duhamel, Ramon Robertson from Auckland, pounamu artist Andrew Doughty, Wellington artist Tim Larkin, Wellington bronze artist Brett Rangitaawa, one of New Zealand's leading foundrymen, and renowned land artist Chris Booth.
“I feel like I've already won, getting in with this lot,” says Jeory.
The awards were founded by Wellington businessman, philanthropist and art collector Richard T Nelson in a move to champion small scale sculpture.The winners will be announced on June 3.