Colours dazzle

Above: The winning photograph The Wonders of Colours by Dennis Lee. Below: Anemone Sculpture by Sacha Sutherland won the digitally altered category.
Above: The winning photograph The Wonders of Colours by Dennis Lee. Below: Anemone Sculpture by Sacha Sutherland won the digitally altered category.

Dennis Lee was the major winner of the raw category with his photograph of artist Tom deMunk-Kerkmeer’s sculpture Mega Pixel Power Tower titled The Wonders of Colours.

Judge Matt Nankivell said the photograph truly embodied the ethos of Castaways in creating a stunning visual harmony between such an abstract recycled structure and nature itself.

‘The photo communicates the unique character and inspirational nature of event,’ Nankivell said.

Second place was awarded to Jerome Cormick’s photograph titled Steely Resolve based upon the Alan Crisp sculpture KB.

Alani Morgan was third with the photograph titled Sun Setting on Ambitions, a photograph based on Tim Leaversuch’s award-winning sculpture Ambitions.

For the first time, the competition included a digitally altered category, for photographs with some measure of post-production alteration.

The inaugural prize for this section was awarded to Anemone Sculpture by Sacha Sutherland, taken from Trisha Powell’s sculpture The Anemone Garden.

Mr Nankivell said it was a visual stand-out from the outset and praised its clear affinity for photographic knowledge with complementing skills in post-production.

Second place was awarded to Jan Jurewicz and his photograph titled Sculptured Nest, based upon the Greg Gelmi sculpture Three Sculptured Nests made from Different Materials.

Third place was awarded to Siobhan Gavin with A Dog’s Life, a photograph based on the Greg James sculpture Jet.

The Castaways Photography Competition, sponsored by the Department of Housing’s Golden Bay Project managed by Peet Limited, attracted more than 60 entries.

All photographs were taken during the Castaways Sculpture Awards.