The winner of the 2016 RUKUS People’s Choice award goes to Matt Dillon’s “The Islands Keeper”.
The second highest number of votes went to “Migaloo” by Ron Tuck in Vampt Vintage Design, closely followed by “Woman, Child and Cat” by Polly Ryrie in My Organic Hairdresser.
All voters also went into the draw to win a prize, pictured here being drawn by Rukus Cafe patrons, Fiona Verity and Madeline Greenwood.
The winner of the Newport-Pittwater Business Community $100 shopping voucher went to Rachel Mac, and the $50 Design65 customised tshirt voucher went to Suzi Poland.
Of course winners were also the artists who, in record numbers, sold their artworks or commissions during the 2016 Newport Sculpture Trail, and the shopkeepers of Newport who saw visitation to the village shops significantly rise over the 2 week period. Many commented that they particularly enjoyed the window shopping at night time during a leisurely stroll after dining at Newport’s famous eateries.