Supreme Winner - Craigs Investment Partners Prize - $10,000

 Runner-up - Craig Myles NZ Sotheby's Prize - $2,000

Best Landscape Artist - Peak Accomodation Prize - $2,000

Best Work Under $1,000 - $1,000

People's Choice Prize - $1,000


TOTAL  $16,000.00






Lucy Hammonds


Lucy Hammonds is a Curator at Dunedin Public Art Gallery, working across contemporary and historic art, craft and design. Her recent curatorial projects include Yang Yongliang: Artificial Wonderland (2018- 19), New Networks: Contemporary Chinese Art (2018-19),Gordon Walters: New Vision (2017-18), Marie Shannon: Rooms found only in the home (2017).  She is widely published on a range of subjects and was contributing writer to 2017 publication Gordon Walters: New Vision (shortlisted in the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards and winner of the AAANZ 2018 Best Large exhibition catalogue). Other significant publications include Jeffrey HarrisRenaissance Days, (Dunedin Public Art Gallery: 2016), Architecture of the Heart (MTG Hawke’s Bay: 2013), The Dress Circle – New Zealand Fashion Design Since 1940 (Random House: 2010).



Lauren Gutsell


Lauren Gutsell has been the Assistant Curator at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery since 2013, generating contemporary exhibition outcomes alongside projects that look to the Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s collection. Her recent curatorial projects include Saskia Leek: Early Telepaths (2019); New Networks: Contemporary Chinese Art (2018-19); Kawita Vatanajyankur: Performing Textiles (2018); FOUR: Kim Pieters, Charlotte Parallel, Megan Brady, Aroha Novak (2018); Marie Shannon: Rooms found only in the home (2017) and Rebecca Baumann: Untitled (exploded view) (2016). She was the curator of Kushana Bush: The Burning Hours (2016) and managing editor and essayist in the accompanying publication. Lauren was a Trustee of the Blue Oyster Art Project Space from 2015-2019 and holds a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne.



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