The Edinburgh Realty eNewsletter

Issue #66 | September 2018


Local teenager awarded first prize at Edinburgh Art Awards

The 12th Edinburgh Realty Premier Art Awards wrapped up on Sunday – another great success.

Otago Art Society President Doug Hart:
"We have sold 57 paintings and had thousands of people through the galleries praising the huge range of work. In addition we have had such positive comments regarding the Society and also the commitment to us by Edinburgh Realty.”

1,969 visitors voted for the the People’s Choice award of $500, won by Luzette Crossan with her popular artwork ‘Being Content’.

The overall winner of $3,000 was Ben Mitchell with the oil painting ‘Soft Peach Steel’. At 17 years of age, Ben is the youngest person to win the Awards. Amazingly, he learnt to paint using Youtube videos and has been supported by his teachers at John McGlashan college. His result demonstrates how the Awards can be a great platform for up-and-coming artists to share their work with the community.

Runner up was Philip Beadle with his painting 'Above Portobello, Otago Harbour'. Judge Anita De Soto praised the painting’s “luminous quality and exquisite colour palette”.

Third placegetter was C.J. Edmonds with ‘I’ll Have What She’s Having’, a “playful and humorous comment on the very serious topic of consumerism and popular culture”.

The two Merit prizes were awarded to Gemma Baldock for the clever collage ‘Though Shalt Not’ and Marion Vialade for exquisitely painted ‘The Night Before a New Year’. The Edinburgh Award went to Anna Filimonova for 'Even Birds Dream in the Moonlight-Motukiekie'.

View all of the images of the winning artworks here>>

Exhibition purchases may be collected between 10am and 4pm daily from the Otago Art Society – we hope you enjoy your new artwork.

Thank you to all who supported another successful Art Awards.