Sea dragons reign supreme
WINNERS of the 2012 Hodgson Loom Gallery Annual Open Art Competition have been revealed this month.
A wide range of art in different categories, by artists of all ages, was exhibited at the gallery at Laxey Woollen Mills.
The overall winner of the competition was Anne-Louise Clague’s Extinguished – Specimen B, Mutant Sea Dragon and Infant Phycodurus eques plasticus, which was made using Bags for Life. The habitat of the real little sea dragons in the southern hemisphere is under threat from pollution. Anne and her family are horrified by the amount of plastic littering our own beautiful shores. And by creating her little sculptures she hoped to draw attention to how easily habitats and their inhabitants can become extinct. She also won the 3D Category with Extinguished- Specimen A, Leafy Sea Dragon.
Meanwhile, Anne Pitts’ Autumn Fires won the 2D Category. The 2D Mixed Media Category was won by Fire in the Sky by Pat Kelly. The Photographic Category winner was Dragon’s Breath by Hazel Walsh. The Textile Category winner was Felted Fire by Karen Smirthwaite. The Wall Hanging Category winner was Ash & Embers by Annie Eastham. The Group Category winner was The Sun by the Homeschoolers. The Children 12 & Under Category winner was My Daddy is a Fireman by Luka Quirk. And the Public Vote winner was Firebird by Felicity Wood.
Category runners up were Meriel Lloyd, Felicity Wood, Wendy Allen, David Smyth, Sheila Tootill, Christine Elliot and Samantha Hassall.
The theme for this year’s competition will be Water. The closing date for entries will be in November.
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Saturday 25 May 2013
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