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.
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.
Transformers will be held again later this year, so anyone wishing to get creative and join in the fun can find out all the details on this website soon. Free workshops on ‘how to create a 3D artwork from a drawing’ will also be on offer. Groups & individuals are invited to register their interest by calling 5484640.
In the meantime, Nelsonians can still enjoy some of the entries,
now on display at Stoke Library, for the month of February.
Call project coordinator Donna Allfrey on 546 8868 if you have any further questions, or pop into the ACN Office at the Refinery ArtSpace and ask for Lloyd or Heidi.
We acknowledge and greatly thank Warehouse Stationery, NCC and the Creative Communities Scheme for supporting ACN with this great project.