The Gibraltar Spring Visual Arts Exhibition organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is being held at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery from 25th May to 3rd June. The Acting Chief Minister, the Hon Samantha Sacramento, officially opened the Exhibition and presented the prizes on Tuesday 24th May 2016.

A total of one hundred and forty five entries by seventy-three local artists have been submitted. International artist Warren Carther carried out the judging in the painting, sculpture, photographic, video and installation categories.

The Prize winners are:

The Ministry of Culture Award - £3,250 - Alan Perez - 'Shame on Europe History Repeats Itself'

Painting, Drawing, Prints & Digital Painting - £500Patricia Cora Lombard - ‘Pearlception’

Sculpture Award - £500Derek Duarte - ‘Ham Let it Be or Not’

Photograph Award - £500Vera Francis - ‘Justice’

Video Category - £500 - Karl Ullger‘One Trick Pony’

Installation Award - £500 - Alan PerezShame on Europe history repeats itself’ 

Best Gibraltar Theme The Alwani Foundation Award - £1000 - Kristel Anne Turner - 'Dante’s Ulysses sailing through the Strait of Gibraltar – Inferno’

The following received ‘Highly Commended’ Certificates:

Joseph Celecia - ‘Historic Gibraltar’

Shane Dalmedo - ‘Green Clown’

Ermelinda Duarte - ‘Mr Tophat’

Mario Finlayson - ‘Composition of Catalan Bay’ 

Benjamin Hassan - ‘The Scribe’

Monica Jane McMahon - Cactus Alameda Gardens’

Sebastian Porral - ‘Moving Iron’

Karl Ullger - ‘Sacred Heart Church Views’