Celebrating the signing of the inaugural Eden Arts Art Schools Award agreement
L to R Andy Thomson (AUT), Tanya Eccleston (Unitec), Pam Wright (Eden Arts Board),
Megan Jenkinson (Elam), Nigel Copas (Eden Arts Board Chair), Michele Whitecliffe (Whitecliffe)
The award is open to full-time undergraduates. Six student entries are selected from each school and judged by independent judges appointed by Eden Arts. The Overall Winner receives $5,000. Three Highly Commended students each receive $1,000.
Elam, Unitec, Whitecliffe and AUT rotate as the host institution, with Elam as the oldest hosting the inaugural award in July 2011 followed in order by Unitec, Whitecliffe and AUT.
Full registration details and rules of entry are available from the individual art schools or contact Cathy Manning, Eden Arts Administrator at email@example.com
This will take place in early July 2013 and will be hosted by Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design. The exhibition will be held in the Pearce Gallery and St Georges Bay Road Studios.
The awards ceremony is on Thursday 4 July (invitation only). The exhibition then runs from Friday 5 July to Monday 8 July, opening hours 10am - 4pm. There will be a guided tour of the exhibition for Friends of Eden Arts/ students on Sunday 7 July at 10.30am led by judge John Daly-Peoples (bookings essential - see our Upcoming Events page).
The judging panel for the 2013 Art Schools Award is as follows:
NBR arts writer John Daly-Peoples, Two Rooms Gallery Associate Paula Savage and NZ Herald arts columnist Janet McAllister
Judging is done anonymously with no artist names or schools made available to the judges.