42nd GIBRALTAR INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION 2015
The Gibraltar International Art Exhibition, organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services for the Ministry of Culture, is being held at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery. One hundred and ten artists from Gibraltar, England, Russia and Spain submitted a total of one hundred and eighty six works.
The Minister for Sports, Culture, Heritage and Youth, The Hon Steven Linares officially opened the Exhibition and presented the awards on Tuesday 3rd November 2015.
Mr Neil Jeffries, Royal Academician, carried out the adjudication.
The Prize winners are:
First Prize Karl Ullger ‘Ezrat Nashim Gibraltar Synagogue’
Second Prize Rachel Webb ‘The Family Barbary Macaque’
Third Prize Sam Lucas ‘Waves 1’
Best Gibraltar Theme Alan Perez ‘Mother and Child Gibraltar Evacuees’
Young Artist Prize Ethan Durante ‘Rockaby Baby’
The following received ‘Highly Commended’ Certificates: -
Gino Sanguinetti ‘Arde El mar IV’
Mario Finlayson ‘Catalan Bay Celebrations’
Leslie Gaduzo ‘At Queensway’
Peter Parody ‘Gibraltar from San Roque’
Monica Popham ‘Through the Bottle’
Lorena Bautista ‘Shape and Colour 1’
Fidelia Blanco Guerrero ‘Heritage’
Guy Palmer ‘Under Construction’
Sergi Traverso ‘Reflections’
Jose Luis Diaz Ghio ‘Luis Ghio, Gibraltar Please’
Jose Luis Diaz Ghio ‘Stolen Childhood’
Sarah Linares ‘Strangers’
Julian Osborne ‘Movement’
Gabriela Fernandez Lopez ‘Windy Days’
Aroa Nuñez ‘You’re Not Yourself’
Commenting at the Official Opening of the International Art Exhibition, the Hon Steven Linares said:
“The Gibraltar International Art Exhibition has attracted a great number of entries from local and international artists, amateur and professional in their field. I am convinced that the International Art Exhibition will grow to become even bigger as we strive to expand the scope to other countries and therefore be an inspiring experience for everyone to enjoy. The Ministry of Culture has embarked on a mission which is to export our art, and this Exhibition is a good tool to measure our quality and standards with others of different countries.
We must give special thanks to this year’s adjudicator, Mr Neil Jeffries, from the Royal Academy, for undertaking this task. Thanks must also go to all the artists and the Gibraltar Culture Services staff for their continuous dedication and hard work. Without them this exhibition would not be possible.
Finally, I would like to extend my gratitude to the Parasol Foundation for their support and sponsorship of the ‘Best Gibraltar Theme’ prize.
I hope that everyone will enjoy this year’s exhibition.”
The Exhibition is now open to the public until Saturday 14th November 2015 between 10.30am and 6.30pm on weekdays and 10.30am to 1.30pm on Saturday. Entrance is free.