Selected for Wallace Awards

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A work by Timaru sculptor Debbie Templeton-Page has, once again, caught the eye of selectors at the prestigious Wallace Art Trust Awards.

Mrs Templeton-Page has had one of her bronze sculptures selected for the awards, which are in their 26th year.

Her work, which depicts a female form with wings, is titled In the Mirror

It is the second time she has featured in the event.

The first time was in 2014 for her creation, A Piece of Me, A Piece of You, which was purchased for the James Wallace Arts Trust collection.

The trust is designed to support, promote and expose New Zealand contemporary artists, while also providing the public with a cultural and historical resource of contemporary New Zealand art.

In 1992, Sir James Wallace established the James Wallace Arts Trust to administer his collection, estimated to be more than 5000 works.

The collection has been available for public viewing as a revolving exhibition.

The trust loans out artworks to more than 50 institutions ranging from schools, universities and hospitals.

The aim is to increase the number of people exposed to contemporary New Zealand art.

Mrs Templeton-Page is honoured to have her work recognised as part of the awards for the second time.

“I couldn’t quite believe it, actually,” she said.

She has received an email confirming her place in the awards, along with an invitation to the opening ceremony on September 4 at Pah Homestead in Auckland.

The awards are understood to be the longest surviving and largest annual art awards of their kind in New Zealand.