Spring Visual Arts Exhibition 2022


Gibraltar Cultural Services (GCS), on behalf of the Ministry of Culture is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Spring Visual Arts Exhibition. A total of 128 entries by 65 artists were submitted.

Master of Fine Arts and Biologist, Miguel Soto Bellotti carried out the judging in the painting, sculpture, photographic and video categories. The Minister for Culture, The Hon Prof John Cortes presented the awards at a prize giving ceremony held at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery on Tuesday 17th May at 6.30pm.

The Prize winners are:

The Ministry of Culture Award – £3,000 Naomi Martinez ‘El Viento Del Poniente Sopla’

Painting, Drawing, Prints &
Digital Painting Award – £750 Lenka Tryb ‘Bowled Over’

Sculpture Award – £750 Shane Dalmedo ‘Sunday Drive’

Photography Award – £750 Naomi Martinez ‘Gibraltar Housing Estates’

Video Award – £750 Naomi Martinez ‘El Viento Del Poniente Sopla’

Best Gibraltar Theme
The Kishin Alwani Foundation Award – £1000 Leopold Sanguinetti ‘Mademoiselle Bovary’

Best Young Artist
Sovereign Art Foundation Award – £1000 Julian Louis Osborne ‘Spark Of The City’

The following received ‘Highly Commended’ Certificates:

Lorraine Anne Buhagiar ‘Going Under Ground – Nun’s Well’
Wanda Bush ‘Mi Vecino – Leviticus 19:17’
Leslie Gaduzo ‘Main Street North’
Stephen Hermida ‘Baringo Lake’
Mark Montovio ‘Utero’
Karl James Ullger ‘Castle Steps Patio’


The exhibition will be open to the public from Wednesday 18th May to Friday 27th May 2022, weekdays from 10.30am to 6.30pm and Saturdays from 10.30am to 1.30pm.

GCS would like to thank all artists for their participation.
For further information please contact GCS on Tel: 20067236 or email: