girl with a pounamu earring


Supporting Emerging and Established Artists in Southland and New Zealand

There has been a steady flow of visitors to Raw Gallery in Don Street Invercargill to view the 2018 ILT Art Awards Exhibition.  The ILT Art Awards are a significant Arts Award open to people from all over New Zealand and include a special award for a People’s Choice.   The People’s Choice Award was drawn on the 31st August at Raw Gallery.  There were close to 500 votes counted and votes received for nearly every piece of artwork in the gallery. Over 50% of visitors voted when visiting the exhibition.  This demonstrates how much the ILT Art Awards have been enjoyed by our community  and demonstrates the diversity of taste and appreciation for all the artwork in the exhibition. 

The ILT Art Award People’s Choice is awarded to Artist: Chiaroni for The Girl with a Pounamu Earring.  The Southland Arts Society would like to congratulate Greg McDonald (Chiaroni) on winning this award.  His work Girl with a Pounamu Earring has been very popular with visitors and we are very pleased to announce that this painting has been sold. 

The exhibition closes at 5pm on 7th September.  We hope the Southland public will come and see Girl with a Pounamu Earring (The People’s Choice Award ILT Art Award for 2018) at Raw Gallery, 25 Don Street in Invercargill.

The ILT Art Awards Exhibition 2018 has been an exhibition that has been enjoyed and appreciated by the wider public.  We are grateful for the ongoing support of the ILT to bring the exhibition and awards to our region and we are looking forward optimistically to the future.

Anna Cannon - Coordinator ILT Art Awards 2018