OPEN – PRIZES AND COMMENDATIONS – Hilary Ball 01 – Southampton City Art Gallery


Hilary Ball

Ice cream on the dock

Graphite on paper 

This is a portrait of the ice cream that serves all who watch the docks from the Mayflower Car Park. The place to contemplate Southampton, the docks, the people of Southampton, the visitors, scale, personal significance, place in the bigger picture, where I choose to place myself in, life. So much from such a humble van parked in a public car park on a dull day.

Judges Comments:

“This local scene evokes nostalgia and conjures up memories of visits to the seaside. The use of composition, technique and tonal control made this an obvious choice for the drawing prize”.

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