International Art Exhibition 2016

21-Nov-2016


PRESS RELEASE

No: 624/2016

 

Date:  8th November 2016

43rd  GIBRALTAR INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION 2016

The  Gibraltar International  Art Exhibition,  organiseby  Gibraltar  CulturaService on behalf  of the Ministry  of Culture,  is being  held  at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery.  Artists from Gibraltar, England and Spain submitted a total of one hundred and forty-one works.

The  Minister for  Culture,  the Media,  Youth  and  Sport,  The  Hon  Steven Linares  officially opened the Exhibition and presented the awards on Tuesday  8th November 2016.

The Prize winners are:

First Prize

Second Prize

Cecilio Chaves Aparicio

Jaime Velasquez Sanchez

Cadiz

White Glove Goodbye’

Third Prize

Alberto Ceballos

Nocturno II

Best Gibraltar

Theme

 

Leslie Gaduzo

 

Under the Gallery

Young Artist

Prize

 

Laura Vicente Naranjo

 

The Wave

 

The following received Highly CommendedCertificates: - 

Francisco Julian Delgado  Gomez          Nude

Timothy Howitt                                       The Docks

Michael Martinez                                     Rock Legend’ 

Peter Parody                                             Camino’ 

Bathsheba Peralta                                      Zazuco


Commenting  at the Official  Opening  of the International  Art Exhibition,  the Hon  SteveLinares said:

Th Gibralta Internationa Ar Exhibitio has    attracted  entrie from    loca and international  artists,  amateuand  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 provide  ainspiring  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  odifferent countries.

Wmust give special  thanks to this years adjudicator, Ms Emma Stibbon, from  the Royal Academy, for undertaking this task.  Thanks must also go to all the artists and the Gibraltar Cultural Services  staff for their continuous dedication anhard  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 Themeprize. I hope  that everyone will enjoy  this years exhibition.

The Exhibition is now open  to the public until Friday 18th November 2016  between 10.30am and 6.30pm  on weekdays and 10.30am to 2.30pm  on Saturday. Entrance is free.