Fifty members attended the Friends’ Cocktail Party in the Gallery 1 on Sunday 8 February to see the presentation of the Gold Coast Art Prize People’s Award. Finalists Leone Rhodes and Mike Taylor spoke about their works and their practice. The final decision was very close with the winner unsure until the last day of voting. In the end it was Leonie and her “Uncle Jack Charles” sculpture which won the most votes.
Leonie was presented with a cheque for $1,000 by Mr Gary Baildon on behalf of Gold Coast Water Authority
Music was provided by Anna Stoddart (flute) Alison Fletcher (violin) Maria Bashford (viola) and David McNeven (cello) who are all members of the very popular GC Chamber Orchestra.