2019 GIBRALTAR SPRING VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION

22-May-2019


PRESS RELEASE

 

2019 GIBRALTAR SPRING VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION

 

 

The Gibraltar Spring Visual Arts Exhibition, organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is being held at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery from 21stMay to 31st May. The Hon. Dr. John Cortes, Minister for Environment officially opened the Exhibition and presented the prizes on Tuesday 21st May 2019.

 

A total of one hundred and twenty entries by seventy two artists have been submitted. International artist Gabriella Fernández López carried out the judging in the painting, sculpture, photographic, video and installation categories.

 

 

The Prize winners are:

 

 

The Ministry of Culture Award - £3,000         Oliver Canessa           ‘Untitled’

 

 

Painting, Drawing, Prints &

Digital Painting 1st Prize- £500                        Leslie Gaduzo             ‘Tirta Empul’

 

Painting, Drawing, Prints &

Digital Painting 2nd Prize- £250                     Shane Dalmedo           ‘We Were Once So Happy’

 

Sculpture Award - £500                                  Oliver Canessa           ‘Study For Okay Better’

 

 

Photograph Award - £500                               Rina Devine                ‘Descending’

 

 

Video Category -£500                                    Reuben Avellano      ‘At The Top Of The Fifteen Steps’

 

 

Installation Award - £500                                Oliver Canessa          ‘Untitled’

          

                                                                                            

Best Gibraltar Theme

The Alwani Foundation Award -£1000           Michele Stagnetto       ‘Living In A Construction Site’

 

 

Best Young Artist

Sovereign Art Foundation Award-£1000        Julian Osborne            ‘Movements 2’

 

                                                                                                           

 

 

 

 

The following received ‘Highly Commended’ Certificates:

 

Paul Cosquieri                                     ‘Walking The Ceiling’

Vera Francis                                       ‘Smiley’  

Vera Francis                                       ‘Further Down the Spiral’

Zoe Bishop                                          ‘Danced’

Sarah Linares                                      ‘Red’

Alan Perez                                          ‘The Past Is Present’

Aaron Soleci                                       ‘Candy Month’

Mark Montovio                                    ‘Apostle VII’