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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 25, No. 3. 1962.

Stewart MacLennan

Stewart MacLennan

Wellington's S. B. Maclennan—the Director of The National Art Gallery—recently won two water-colour competitions. First, the B.N.Z. Mural competition with "Wellington Suburban Garden," a lovely piece of work and second the 1962 Hays Art Contest (remember the outcry last year?). Both were £100 prizes. Mr. Maclennan's winning entry, highly praised, was "Shaken and Deserted", which, together with the first work mentioned—the latter being acquired for the National Gallery's permanent collection—we may reproduce in a later issue.

Mr Maclennan is, as I pointed out in reviewing the 1961 Kelliher Exhibition, a painter of unsurpassing sincerity and a very fine water-colourist indeed. Those who saw the 1961 Kelliher could not but be impressed with his "Akatarawa" which won an award of merit. It is, incidentally, possible that we may see the Hay's collection in Wellington soon.