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"Waikato National Art Award, Summer 2005"
2005-02-18 until 2005-03-21
Waikato Society of Arts
Hamilton, , NZ New Zealand (Aotearoa)

The 2005 Waikato National Art Award Exhibition, known also as the Paint and Printmaking Award and also the Summer Art Award, opened at the Hamilton Gardens Pavilion on Friday the 18th of February as part of the Hamilton Gardens Summer Festival.† This year's Judge, Warren Feeney of CoCA, announced 19 yr old Louie Galloway of Raglan as his choice of recipient†for the $15,000 Award for his painting "Mr Yip Man of Hong Kong".†4 Merit Award Winners were also selected; Carol Fletcher, also of Raglan, Gill Gatsfield, Hannah E. Park and Stefan Roberts. Clay Bodvinís work above is one of 47 finalists selected, out of 247 entries.

Clay Bodvin's work was initially composed and rendered digitally for a limited-edition of inkjet prints and was the first of Bodvinís work in 2004 to undergo a Maroflage-type process that transfers the digital image onto prepared panels. The process includes overpainting with oils, acrylics and wax pencils to produce the final work.

The Bodvin says "...as a painter the desire to maintain that notion of the one-off original, created by hand remains very strong and, at times, is the appropriate solution...with the process I'm now using, as much of the textural detail and colour of the original digital files can be maintained as desired."

Clay Bodvin has been a Premiere Portfolio Member at absolutearts.com since 2004. A large body of Clayís work completed in 2004 can be seen at http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/m/mediummixer/. Also look out for a dramatic departure from previous images in a new series of work, soon to be posted on Bodvinís website http://mixedmediums.com.

IMAGE
Clay Bodvin
Raw Materials Still Life In Waiting No 2
2004
Mixed Media 90 x 90 cm


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