The Hope and Sons Art Awards are a very successful biennial event, first starting in 1998 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Otago province.
Local artworks a feature of Hope and Sons' funeral home.
The support for local art, having become a strong family tradition, is reflected in the many works on display in the chapel and reception areas of Hope and Sons' funeral home on Andersons' Bay Rd, Dunedin.
It is an extensive art collection, built up over many years, which forms more than simply an attractive backdrop for the complex.
In their time of loss clients often find comfort in the memories that a certain painting can evoke — of happier times at a place where they may have visited, stayed or lived. Or it may be that the style of a painting can simply make a difference in the way a person feels, easing the pain.
The collection traces the changing styles of many local artists as they hone their skills and perfect their craft over a number of years. Many of the works within the collection were purchased when artists were starting their careers. Many of our artists are now nationally and internationally known. Notable artist John Toomer is an example, Hope and Sons purchased the first work he sold in the early 1970’s.
Art Awards Winners
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1st Holly Todd On the Horizon
2nd Gemma Baldock Beneath the Surface
3rd Ruby Whitty What's this Mum?
People's Choice - Phillip Edwards A Walk in the Sea Mist
- 2016 Prof Leoni Schmidt
- 2014 Cam McCracken
- 2012 Peter Chin and Michael Hope
- 2010 Robyn Notman
- 2008 Matheson Beaumont
- 2006 Kari Morseth
- 2004 John Toomer, Brian and Lyndon Hope
- 2002 Els Noordhof
- 2000 Roy Dickison
- 1998 Marilynn Webb
1st Jasmine Middlebrook O Confine Me Not
2nd Robert Ireland Karitane
3rd Maurice Middleditch Skippers Canyon
People's Choice - Murray Ayson Lake Duncan - Fiordland
1st Karen Smith Dansey’s Pass
2nd Darren Tautari Still Waters
3rd Brian Stewart The Remains of Summer
4th Jasmine Middlebrook A Moth Between Cupped Hands
1st Paul Lindsay Two Chairs – No Waiting
2nd Robert Ireland Stormy Landscape
3rd Jane Mcleod Last of the Roast Lamb
4th Graham Tait Cloud Shadows on the Lindis
1st Valarie Webb The Last Bowl
2nd Graham Tait Now and then, a glimpse of the sun
3rd Anne Baldock Dunedin Alley Way
4th = Douglas Williams Tide of Innocence
4th = Maurice Middleditch Untouched World
1st Adele Morshius Somewhere Between
2nd Kirsten Lovelock The Pleasure Outing
3rd Fyfe Blair On the Peninsula
1st Donald Moorhead Macrocarpa
2nd Tony Shields Low Tide, Otago Harbour
3rd Steev Peyroux Storm from the North II
4th Murray Ayson Dart River A Lord of the Rings Location
1st Hilary Manson Flight 1
2nd Suzanne Platt Spring Song
3rd Jan Ingram The Hosta Eater
4th Sheryl McCammon Seaworthy
1st June Tyson Grace and Joy
2nd Suzanne Platt Boy on the Beach
3rd Jan Ingram The Magpie Collection
4th Ian Govan Kawarau at Goldfields
1st Sr Mary Horn The Immigrants, and the land was no longer free
2nd Audrey Bascand Same Hills, Dunedin – past and present
3rd Inge Doesburg Untitled
4th Jan Ingram Memories