scoop.co.nz 24 Mar, 2021 23:00 am

ZAFAA21 Winners Announced

ZAFAA21 Winners Announced
After being postponed for two weeks due to COVID-19 alert level changes, the Ashburton Art Gallery and Zonta Club of Ashburton were thrilled to host the Awards Evening for the Zonta Ashburton Female Art Awards 2021 (ZAFAA21) on Friday 19 March. Now ...

After being postponed for two weeks due to COVID-19 alert level changes, the Ashburton Art Gallery and Zonta Club of Ashburton were thrilled to host the Awards Evening for the Zonta Ashburton Female Art Awards 2021 (ZAFAA21) on Friday 19 March.Ashburton Art Gallery Manager/Curator Shirin Khosraviani used the opportunity to encourage both would-be entrants and past entrants to continue entering, acknowledging the courage and determination needed to do so.Along with a cash prize of $3,500, Greenbank has also won the invaluable opportunity to create a solo exhibition at the Ashburton Art Gallery in 2022.The awards exhibition is delivered through a partnership between the Zonta Club of Ashburton and the Ashburton Art Gallery, and generously supported by the following local organisations: Ashburton District Creative Communities, Forsyth Barr, ANZ Private Banking, Bushey Park Trust, Everist Gilchrist Lawyers, Agribuild Consultants and Valuers, Samantha Rose Flowers and Straight Eight Estate Vineyard.

This year, 24 finalists were selected from 73 entries for the Premier Award, the highest number of entries to date.This year’s Premier Award was won by Christchurch artist Jacquelyn Greenbank and her work As good as ten mothers, a necklace of ten life-like garlic bulbs, carved from a wooden bowling ball and strung together with a harakeke tie.

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