And they came to us in every shape and size. From delicate etchings to big, bold and chunky statements. A breathtaking variety of paintings complimented by some stunning sculptures - again from delicate fine pottery to huge birds soaring to the ceiling.
Our selector, Megan Schmidt, on her own admission, went through the many entries in the “Abstract Hawke’s Bay” category with a critical eye putting aside any work that did not fit the category and later explained to the artists, why she had been so critical.
We created a more open space in the Cheval room which was appreciated by our visitors, having room to stand back and admire or critique the paintings.
We thank you all; artists, volunteers, sponsors and our visitors, for making this, our tenth exhibition, a very special occasion.
Our patron, David Trubridge, would have been proud had he not been in Germany, presenting his lights.