|29 June 1999|
Cranleigh Barton Drawing Award 1999
The winner of the 1999 Cranleigh Barton Drawing Award was announced at the finalist exhibition opening on Monday night, 28 June at the Robert McDougall Art Gallery.
Gary Anderson, representative from the Guardian Trust (executors of the Barton estate) announced that Lorraine Webb of Wanganui is this years winner. Lorraine wins the increased first prize of $5000. The two merit award winners were announced by Gary Thompson of The Drawing Room to be Claire Beynon of Dunedin and Barry Cleavin of Christchurch. Both merit winners receive $500 worth of materials from The Drawing Room in association with Staedtler.
This award has been made possible through the legacy of early Canterbury watercolourist, Cranleigh H, Barton (1890-1975), and is jointly presented by the Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Canterbury Museum and the Guardian Trust.
The Robert McDougall Art Gallery, located in the Botanic Gardens, is New Zealands most visited public art gallery featuring regular, changing exhibitions of international and national historical and contemporary art. The McDougall Contemporary Art Annex, located in the Arts Centre, features changing displays of contemporary art. Both the Gallery and Art Annex are open daily 10am 4.30pm.