Recognition for local artist

A Gordonton artist’s work has been showcased in the Waikato Society of Arts’ largest event of the year.

Jacquie Haselden took part in the recent New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Awards 2012 and was among one of only six artists in the Waikato. The event attracts well-known and emerging artists nationally.

The judge chose from around 300 artists’ works, and only 50 of these were selected to be displayed.

Jacqui’s work, “A Frayed Edge”, is a silver pen drawing on board, finished with resin, and was sold to a Hamilton business. Her artists’ statement said:

“My work explores the process of repetitious labour of the hand. My
hand-drawn loops reveal traces of narrative embedded in the connected and
disconnected threads. These repeated gaps, loops and disruptions suggest
stories of longing and loss.”

The judge was John Daly-Peoples, an Auckland art consultant and critic.


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