Topic: Trust Waikato National Contemporary Art Award 2008

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Past exhibition, from August 23-November 30, 2008.

UntitledThe winner of the 2008 Trust Waikato National Contemporary Art Award was Patrick Lundberg with his entry 'Untitled' a found piece of plaster board revealing the history of a piece of wall.

A word from the Judge

"It shouldn't be a surprise that this year's finalists have thrown up some strong contenders in the areas of painting and photography. As diverse as they are to one another, these works articulate an ongoing interest in wall-based image making. Even when the primary motivation is a performative action, a relationship with location or an object, the idea has been resolved on the wall, in the now-neutral format of picture making. In this context, those artists working in three-dimensions also appear to be picture making in sound and space.

Many of these artists reveal their sophisticated and long-term engagement with the process of art making. Others have provided genuinely engaging platforms for their personal, conceptual and aesthetic enquiries.

In selecting the finalists I have focused on works that are instilled with the qualities of curiosity. Sometimes provocative sometimes subtle, these are objects and images which invite speculation, not only as to their physical and conceptual natures but also to their intention. In these terms they may be at once familiar and inviting while equally disruptive for our senses. All in all, the best of these works show a visual intelligence and a capacity for translating the multifarious domain of ideas into form."

Natasha Conland - 2008

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Trust Waikato National Contemporary Art Award 2008


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