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Zonta Ashburton Female Art Award 2019

ABOUT THIS EXHIBITION

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DATES & TIMES

2 March - 7 April 2019

Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

This award exhibition presented by The Zonta Club of Ashburton in partnership with the Ashburton Art Gallery showcases the works of emerging and mid-career female artists based in Canterbury. The award seeks to raise the status of female visual artists working in the wider Canterbury area and acknowledges excellence in emerging and mid-career female artists as well as providing a platform for female youth.

The ZAFAA 2019 premier award recipient will win a cash prize along with a special opportunity to hold a solo exhibition at the Gallery in the following year. This opprtunity to create a new body of work for a fully curated and professionally installed exhibition will be greatly valuable to the recipents artistic careers.

The awards will also have a separate Young Generation category open to female artists between the ages of 16 and 20. This award will acknowledge the creative youth in Canterbury with a cash prize.

 

2019 Premier Award Winner is… Melissa Macleod with her work “The Fall (#1)”

2019 Young Generation Award is… Lucinda Webber with her work “Through Closed Doors”

 

Zonta International strives to empower women worldwide by improving the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at global and local levels through service and advocacy. This exhibition reflects Zonta’s vision by recognising the artistic accomplishments of women who are actively contributing to and shaping our art scene and creating a bold and diverse future for the arts in Canterbury.

This exhibition is supported by Zonta Club of Ashburton, Real Estate New Zealand Ashburton, House of Travel Ashburton, ANZ Private Banking, Bushey Park Trust, Everist Gilchrist Lawyers, Mid Canterbury Business Solutions, Body & Beauty Worx, Karen Hall, Lushingtons and CharRees Vineyard.

 

Please note – There are limited numbers for the opening night- RSVP is essential by 24 February.

 

Image: Vashti Johnstone, Purerehua, 2018, ink charcoal and acrylic on canvas.

 

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED…

https://ashburtonartgallery.org.nz/zafaa19-finalists-announced

 

 

 

DATES & TIMES

2 March - 7 April 2019

Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday: 10am - 7pm

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