The Estuary Art and Ecology Award showcased at the Malcolm Smith Gallery at Uxbridge recently announced the People’s Choice Award.
As art enthusiasts struggled from one lockdown to another, local artist and tutor Amber Adams was thrilled to be the undisputed winner of the award sponsored by The Rice Family Partnership.
Amber’s work celebrated the Birdlife of the Tamaki Estuary.
“The birdlife is an integral part of the natural balance of the estuary in which over time, had diminished due to high levels of pollutions, metals and plastics that have threatened this beautiful body of water and it’s tributary arms,” says Amber.
The work of art was created on to recycled board and incorporated copper plate along with oils which reflect light and change throughout the day as does the Estuary.
Wally Rice and partner Marilyn presented the $1000 prize to Amber along with certificate and flowers from Avonrose florist in Rice’s Mall.
A small and socially distanced gathering in the Malcolm Smith Gallery which welcomed the return to Uxbridge after Level 3, celebrated the eye-catching work of all the finalists and the talented, local winner.
Amber who also runs a commercial Art to order company Amber Brook Design says she has been delighted to see an increased demand for her artworks.