Congratulations to Nina and mum Eva Kerer on their entry being voted most favourite work in the People's Choice Competition. (pictured right). A huge thanks to Warehouse Stationery Nelson for sponsoring a fantastic prize package for the winning and for the runner-up prize won by Charlotte and Gaelynne Pound.
We also thank all those that took part in this event.
Arts Council Nelson facilitated this community arts project following the success of and positive feedback from last year’s event. Children involved in previous showcases were exhilarated by the experience and we hope to nurture the same pride and creative engagement through this year’s event. The exhibition will be held at the Elma Turner Library from January, when it will tour across the region in early 2019.
TransFORMERS 2017/2018 Exhibition People’s Choice Winner Announced The community have voted. A beautiful painting by Charlotte Turner was ‘transformed’ into a 3D artwork by Gaelynne Pound – taking out the People’s Choice Winner in Arts Council Nelson’s recent TRANSFORMERS Exhibition.
Transformers was a community arts project where people of all ages in the Nelson Tasman region were challenged to create a 3D object derived from a child’s drawing or painting. The artworks were on display at Elma turner Library during January, and 550 People’s Choice votes were received and established Gaelynne Pound and Charlotte Turner's entry as their favourite.. Images: Top left, The winning Transformation. Middle image: Charlotte - receiving her prize
Gaelynne brought Charlotte’s painting to life by modelling hot air balloons using paper mache, hand-crafted twine baskets, and a stunning silk sky backdrop. Transformers was kindly supported by Warehouse Stationery Nelson, who have donated wonderful ‘arty’ prizes for our People’s Choice winners.
Lower Image left: Kara from Warehouse Stationery, presenting Gaelynne with her prize pack.
Our ‘Lucky Voter’, winning herself a Warehouse Stationery gift card, was Ana Fierek.
We greatly acknowledge and hugely thank Warehouse Stationery, NCC and the Creative Communities Scheme for supporting ACN with this great project.