The yearly competition organised by the TRNC
Department of Culture
By Heidi Trautmann
There was quality again this year and it was a
pleasure to see our young artists’ last works. In the meantime some of them
have made progress in their career, have finished their masters and are going
on to doctorate, others are still at art college and/or university and on the
threshold to mastership, again others are already in teaching and have arrived
in the middle of life and society.
The exhibition is at the Atatürk Cultural Centre in
Nicosia. The director of the Cultural Department, Mrs Nurcan Namsoy, opened the
event on the evening of June 4 and congratulated the award winners and other
From 20 entries with 68 works 12 young artists and 24
works were chosen for exhibition by the jury consisting of of Hikmet Uluçam,
Hüseyin Özinal and Feridun Işıman. Three participants were given prizes, Hasan
Zeybek, Nilüfer Inanim and Zeynep Uzun.
For Hasan and Nilüfer it is not the first successful
competition, we can be proud of them. For Zeynep it is the first award, she is
a mathematics graduate and a student in Nilgün Güney’s Art Studio. My respects! By the way, one day in secondary
school Hasan and Nilüfer were also students of Nilgün Güney.
My congratulations go also to the other participants
in the exhibition: Sanatçının Adı, Ahmet E. Karagöz, Direnç Betmezoğlu, Fatma N. Özoğul,
Ibrahim Göy, Ipek Denizli Karagöz, Kemal Behçet Caymaz, Mehmet Sariler, Rahme
Manastırlı. They all have something important to say and they do it well.
As it is a group experience I will not discuss the
works in detail but on my website I will show most of the paintings on display at
AKM and the viewer can judge for him/herself, although it makes a big
difference to see art in the original.
You can still do so until June 14 at governmental