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25th May 2023, 20:14

Artists in four categories recognised at Heritage Trust's 34th Annual Painting Competition

Published by GBC News

Artists in four categories, from infants to adults, were recognised for their works at the Heritage Trust's 34th Annual Painting Competition.

Those who took part could choose a view of the walls between Ragged Staff Gate and Charles V Wall to paint.

This year's Annual Painting Competition highlighted the fast-paced change to the Rock's urban landscape and the threat of losing elements of our architectural heritage.

Participants had the opportunity to choose a view of the walls between Ragged Staff Gate and Charles V Wall which included South Bastion Wall, South Port Gate and Prince Edward’s Gate.

There were 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners in 4 categories and a number of highly commended.

Paul Passano came first in the Adults section, Stella Bosano came first in the Juniors category, Matylda Jacek came first in the Children category and James Ferro came first in the Infants section.

All entries were painted live on location between 9am and 5pm a couple of weeks ago, however this year due to the heavy rainfall, artists were allowed to complete their paintings at home.

Children from St Joseph's Lower Primary received participation certificates and Wanda Bush and Sebastian Rodriguez received a certificate and an umbrella for continuing to paint in the rain, despite being allowed to go home.

The prizes were presented by Minister for Heritage, John Cortes and Chairman of the Gibraltar Heritage Trust, Ian Balestrino, at the exhibition opening.

All entries are on display in the Lower Exhibition Room at the John Mackintosh Hall from Thursday 25th May to Friday 2nd June. 

Entrance is Free.