I meant to publish the results of the Hodgson Loom Open Art Competition last week so apologies for my tardiness. Whilst there are art related happenings going on in the wings – such as the Hospice Wallaby project, preparation for the Isle of Man Art Society’s Easter Art Exhibition and the Creative Network’s Isle of Man Art Festival at the beginning of May – I haven’t had a chance yet to get to the House of Manannan to see the The Western (IoM) Photographic Society’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition celebrating Peel to take some pics and write up a report on it and I’ve yet to hear what the next exhibitions are at Isle Contemporary (The Isle Gallery) and at The Hodgson Loom Gallery. I’ll hopefully be able to give a fuller update next week.
Thanks to Julia at the Hodgson Loom Gallery for providing all the info and pics.
Photograph & Print Winner: ‘Lights of Ayre’ by Greg Barlow
Runner-up: ‘Peace I – Light from Darkness’ by Anne-Louise Clague
2D Mixed Medium Winner: ‘Let the be Light – Meayll Circle’ by Charlotte Jane Henry
Runner-up: ‘Today’s Forecast – Light Rain’ by Karl Garrett
Ceramic Winner: ‘Feathers as a Light’ by Anne-Louise Clague
Runner-up: ‘Point of Ayre’ by Felicity Wood
Textile Winner: ‘Let the Light Shine Out of the Darkness’ by Manou Boesten
Joint Runners-up: ‘Light on Her Toes’ by Sheila Tootill and ‘Turn the Night On’ by Eva Ignatova
Childrens Winner: ‘Light Through Darkness’ by Matthew Kerruish
Runner-up: The Magic of Light by Ruadhan Milsom
Light & Lamp Winner: ‘The Light is on, but Nobody is Home’ by Margo Gray
Joint Runners-up: ‘Animal Turf’ by Pauline Berrie and ‘Honey Bee’ by Colleen Corlett
3D Winner: ‘Spear of Darkness, Stealer of Light’ by Neil Milsom
Runner-up: ‘Absence of Weight’ by Mark Smyrh
2D Winner: ‘Forest Triptych’ by Tony Hewson
Runner-up: ‘Enbarr in the Moonlight’ by Erica Kermode
Public Vote Winner: ‘The Light is on, but Nobody is Home’ by Margo Gray
Runner-up: ‘Lights of Ayre’ by Greg Barlow
Overall Competition Winner: ‘Light Through Darkness’ by Matthew Kerruish
Joint Runners-up: ‘Enbarr in the Moonlight’ by Erica Kermode and ‘Spear of Darkness, Stealer of Light’ by Neil Milsom
This year’s theme will be ‘UNDER’ (Julia says she may have let herself in for some very interesting, and possibly frilly, interpretations).
That’s it for this week. I will hopefully have a more regular news update for you next week.
Have a good one..