The 2009 Great Waikato Art Show took place during the Waikato Home and Garden Show in September 2009. The Waikato Home and Garden Show has been defined as "A show of high energy, innovation and inspiration" and showcases the largest and very latest range of products, services and ideas for building and redecorating to its 30,000 visitors. Design ideas from throughout New Zealand and overseas are on display in a showroom organised for the industry experts, professionals, Municipalities and Government Parks and Garden Departments to meet.
This is where I launched the second year of my campaign to raise awareness of the impact on climate change on urban landscapes with the painting called "Hurricanes" (Acrylic on canvas, 120 cm X 92cm) - and the painting got the "Highly Commended" Award!
The last two award-winning paintings are now exhibited at the office of Antanas Procuta Architect in Hamilton and we are collaborating on designing a large art installation for the Clean Energy Centre that they are building which will be a technology incubator for new energy projects.