Spring Visual Arts Competition 2024


Gibraltar Cultural Services (GCS), on behalf of the Ministry of Culture is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Spring Visual Arts Competition. A total of 102 entries by 59 artists were submitted.

International artist, Manuel Castillero carried out the judging in the painting, sculpture, photographic and video categories. The Minister for Culture, The Hon Christian Santos presented the awards at a prize giving ceremony held at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery on Tuesday 14th May.

The Prize winners are:

The Ministry of Culture Award for Overall Winner(£3000): 

Karl UllgerLos Nazarenos

Painting, Drawing, Prints & Digital Painting Award(£750): 

Karl UllgerLos Nazarenos

Sculpture Award (£750):

​​​Joseph AlecioHaceite Del Pasado’


Photography Award (£750): ​​​

Donovan TorresCalpe Shoe Repair’

Video Award (£750):​​

Alex MenezMary Cries

The Kishin Alwani Foundation Award for Best Gibraltar Theme (£1000):

Chris-Anne Alcantara (Ullger)La Moto De Mr Bourne

The Gibraltar Cultural Award for the Best Young Artist(£1000):

Adrianne BuckleyTo be Prey

The following received ‘Highly Commended Certificates:

Benjamin Hassan – ‘I Remember The Way You Were’
Iana Volitskaya – ‘News’
Joseph Alecio – ‘Conjunction
Leslie Gaduzo – ‘La Terraza de los Fortuna’
Naomi MartinezTourists, Princess Caroline’s Battery
Naomi Martinez – ‘Locomotion’
Sinead Francine DesoizaThe Cycle
Sebastian Rodriguez ‘Chumbera Tarifa’

The exhibition is open to the public from Wednesday 15thMay to Saturday 25th May 2024, weekdays from 10.30am to 6.30pm and Saturdays from 10.30am to 1.30pm.