2018 Award Winners
The Winner of the NZ Rural Sculpture Award 2018
Haast Eagle ( Pouakai)
by Kimbolton mechanic Terry Hawkins
Judges' comments: “A superbly sculptured work of an ancient creature that once soared over the forest of Aotearoa. In summary this piece wholeheartedly met the criteria – it was an imaginative reuse of materials and captures the spirit of the land in a stunning work of art”
The New Zealand Rural Sculpture Award Runner Up
Josh Bruce of Wellington with
Choking Our Children
Judge’s comments: “This is an astonishing achievement, a strong creative statement about current environmental issues using found materials. The originality of the sculpture is what stood out.”
Winner of the Creative Cocky Award
Farmer and sculptor Pam Corpe of Beaconsville
Work - Prickle The Pony
Judges' comments: "An impressive depiction of a prickly pony using iconic farm material."
Local Yokel Competition Winner
Sculptor - Regan Cooper of Ashhurst
Work -Tyrone, the ReTyred Horse
Judges' comments: “Wonderful and energetic sculpture of a magnificent creature using entirely recycled materials”
Winner Small Sculpture
Stuart Mitchell , of Ashburton
Lest We Forget
Judges' comments: "Excellent sculpting of hard materials depicting a uniformed soldier captures the spirit of this week’s remembrance."
Youth Group Winner
Kimbolton Early Learning Centre
Judges' comments: "Authentic creative collaborative effort reflecting the kaupapa of your desire to become an Enviro School."
Individual Youth Winner
Ava Thomas of Kiwitea
You Can’t Cage Me
Judges' Comments: "Strong concept created with a mix of found and natural materials that comes with an environmental message"