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Remove the Mask– The 6th 2001 Golden C'Art

Remove the Mask- The 6th 2001 Golden C'Art National Art Awards and Exhibition

Release date: Monday 16 July 2001

Press Release:

For immediate release

Golden C'Art National Art Awards and Exhibition

P.O.Box 105

Carterton

Secretary : Lisa Harman (06) 379 8303 email: artrageous@infogen.net.nz

Publicity: Jenny Lawson (06) 379 6456

Theme: Remove the Mask

The 2001 Golden C'Art National Art Awards and Exhibition

Community Hall, Holloway Street, Carterton

September 7-16th, 2001

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Media Kit

Entries for the "Remove the Mask" National Art Awards and Exhibition close on August 31, the last day on which entries are received at the Carterton Municipal Hall, Holloway Street, Carterton.

The artists’ preview and meet the Judge session is from 1-3pm on Friday 7 September.

The Exhibition opening and presentation of awards will be at 7.30pm. Sole Selector/Judge John Drawbridge will speak to his selection.

The media are invited to both sessions.

This kit contains 5 media releases

For further details: contact Jenny Lawson (06) 379 6456

If this number is unattended, please leave a message and your call will be returned.

Alternatively, please email: goldencart2001@yahoo.com

The web site is: goldencart2001.homestead.com

Photographs:

A number of photographs of aspects of previous years' awards are available. They can be emailed to users on request.

“Remove the Mask’ National Art Awards and Exhibition 2001

Media Release (1)

For Immediate Release

“ Remove the Mask’

“Remove the Mask’ is the theme of this year's annual national art exhibition and awards to be held in Municipal Hall, Holloway Street, Carterton from 7 -16th September 2001

“Remove the Mask’ continues the succession of challenging briefs set for artists and craftspeople by this 6th annual exhibition and awards. The inaugural event in 1996, with the theme "Out of Your Tree", established the national character of the awards. Over successive years entries continue to come from artists and craftspeople from throughout the length and breadth of the country.

The “Facing the Music’ 2000 "anything goes" invitation to entrants to "paint it, sew it, bake it, just create it..." ensured an exhibition of works which stretched the definitions of art, re-stated the leadership of practitioners at the top of their field, and debuted up and coming talents.

At the Gala Opening on Friday 7 September, notable sole judge and selector for 2001, John Drawbridge will speak to his selection and announce the winners of the major prize of $3000 and three merit awards of $500.

Peter Biggs, Chairman of Creative New Zealand, and a motivational speaker on communication, branding and leadership will open the Exhibition (CV attached).

All works selected for the exhibition will be for sale. The exhibition offers artists the opportunity to present their work as part of a selected and well mounted show to a wide and interested audience. It also allows them to recoup some of the costs of making and entering work. The commission from sales assists the Golden C'Art Exhibition Group with meeting ongoing costs of the event, of which a proportion of the proceeds go to fostering art in the region.

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“Remove the Mask’ National Art Awards and Exhibition 2001

Media Release (2)

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“Remove the Mask’: BACKGROUND INFORMATION

What?

“Remove the Mask’: The 2001 Golden C'Art National Art Awards and Exhibition invites entries from anyone. It's not restricted to those of the mainstream art world, and it encourages the unorthodox approach to making art which fits the theme. A major prize of $3000 is offered, along with three merit prizes of $500 each and a viewers’ award of $250

Where?

Carterton's Municipal Hall, Holloway Street, Carterton, 7-16th September 2001. The Exhibition and Awards are a centrepiece of Carterton's Daffodil Carnival. The Carnival sees the town's population swell as visitors flock to the markets, tours, daffodil picking and other events mounted for the occasion.

Why?

The awards celebrate the Wairarapa region's vibrant art and cultural community, its established artists and craftspeople, innovative students of art and design, and the desire to infuse this aspect of the region's life with an exhibition of the best the country can offer.

Who?

Organising the Awards and Exhibition is the Golden C'Art National Art Awards and Exhibition Group, formed in 1995. The Group is a non-profit organisation committed to promoting and encouraging the arts in Wairarapa,. The Group brings together people with interest in the arts, expertise in all facets of the arts, acknowledged practising artists and arts administrators.

The major sponsors of this year's supreme award of $3,000 are Parkvale Mushrooms, who have supported the event since 1996 and the Carterton Community Arts Council.

Wairarapa companies Premier Bacon, Wairarapa Building Society and Juken Nissho Ltd. contributed the three $500 merit awards.

Ballooning New Zealand will this year sponsor a $250 viewers’ award.

The region's Community Arts Councils’ contribute to the costs of organising and promoting the event.

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THE 2001 SELECTOR AND JUDGE: John Drawbridge, MBE

The sole selector/Judge of the “Remove the Mask’ National Art Awards and Exhibition 2001 will be John Drawbridge, MBE.

He joins the corps of leading figures in the New Zealand arts world invited by the Golden C'Art Exhibition Group to be selector/judge over the history of the event.

John is a Wellington artist who has trained and exhibited extensively, both in New Zealand and overseas. He works from his home at Island Bay where he has lived since 1964. His major works include the mural at Parliament Building Wellington (1973-76), the mural for the National Library (1987) and the stained glass window commission for the Home of Compassion, Island Bay (1991).

His next major exhibition DRAWBRIDGE will open 28 November 2001 at the City Gallery, Wellington.

As well as selecting work from the hundreds of entries that the “Remove the Mask’ event is expected to attract, John Drawbridges’ role as judge involves choosing the supreme award winner and the three merit award winners. He will also have the challenging task of designing the set-up of the exhibition.

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WINNERS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

2000 “Facing the Music” Supreme Award (The Parkvale Mushrooms/ Carterton Community Arts Council Award, $3000) awarded to:

- Jenny Dolozel (Auckland) for her work “Facing the Music’, based on spontaneous fantasy drawing. Early influencers were David Hockney, Jen Dubuffet and Hieronymus Bosch. Jenny has won many awards and exhibited extensively overseas. She is represented in many New Zealand collections.

Sole selector/judge: Judy Siers

1999 "At The Turn" Supreme Award (The Parkvale Mushrooms and Carterton Community Arts Council Award, $3000) awarded jointly to:

- Polly Cantlon (Greytown) for her "Do It Yourself Millennium Sunset" (four framed prints, silver gelatin photography with text)

- Mark Harman (Wellington) for his "Enter" (speech bubble, wood and paint with text).

Sole selector/judge: Jim Vivieaere

1998 "Artyfacts" Supreme Award (The Parkvale Mushrooms Award, $3000):

- sculptor Roger Thompson (Greytown) for his "A Container for Precious Things".

Sole selector/judge: Carole Shepheard

1997 "Ugly But Divine" Supreme Award (The Parkvale Mushrooms Award, $3000) :

- sculptor John Campbell, Petone, for his "Pekapeka" bronze and steel sculpture.

Sole selector/judge: Heather Busch

1996 "Out of Your Tree" Supreme Award (The 1996 Westpac Award) :

- painter Megan Campbell

- wood carver Harry Watson (Greytown), "Song of the Green Man" - a decorated and carved wardrobe with wooden figures.

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ADDITIONAL STORY OPPORTUNITIES

The organisers are pleased to assist journalists wishing to cover any aspect of the event. Please contact the Publicity Officer Jenny Lawson, (06) 379 6456 or email goldencart2001@yahoo.com for further assistance.

Receiving Days and Selection:

- from August 31st until 7th September - opportunities to interview individual entrants, preview the set-up of the exhibition. Photo opportunities can be arranged in advance.

- Selector/judge John Drawbridge will be present at various times during the week following close of entries during which selection and judging will be done and the exhibition set-up undertaken. Interviews with John Drawbridge can be arranged.

Venue:

- Carterton Municipal Hall, Holloway Street, Carterton.

Gala Opening and Awards Presentation:

- Media representatives are cordially invited to be present at the artists’ preview and Gala Opening and Awards Presentation on Friday September 7 2001. Results will be available by arrangement along with the selector/judge's comments later in the evening of Friday 7 September. Background material on the supreme prize winner and merit award winners will also be available. Arrangements will be made to email the results to media requiring these on the evening. Photo opportunities will be available on the opening night. The opening speaker is Peter Biggs, Chairman, Creative New Zealand, well known for his motivational messages (CV attached).

The Exhibition:

- Golden C'Art officials will be available to discuss the exhibition and arrange photo opportunities. from Saturday September 8 to Sunday September 16 at the Carterton Municipal Hall, Holloway Street, Carterton.

- The Carterton Daffodil Carnival on Sunday 9 September is expected to see the heaviest viewer traffic through the exhibition.

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Curriculum Vitae

PETER RONALD FRANCIS BIGGS

Born: 9 June 1957 at Mwanza, Tanzania

Education: St Patrick's College, Silverstream, New Zealand

1970 -1974

Head Prefect, Arts Dux, represented the school at top level at rugby, athletics, debating and public speaking.

Winner of O'Shea Shield awards for debating and impromptu speaking. Prizes for Latin, public speaking, oral French and English literature. Selected for the New Zealand secondary school debating tour of Australia (1974). UE accredited (1973). A bursary (1974).

Mount St Mary's Seminary, Greenmeadows, Hawkes Bay

1975 - 1981

Studied Philosophy, Metaphysics, Cosmology, Sociology, Psychology, Logic, Church History, Theology, Scripture, Maori studies, Latin and Greek.

Victoria University of Wellington

1979 - 1980, 1982 - 1983

Graduated Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Latin (1982); graduated Bachelor of Arts with first class honours in English Literature (1983). Awarded Vincent Ward Scholarship (1979); Rankine Brown Prize in Classics (1979); W.E Collins Prize in English Literature (1980); Von Zedlitz Prize in Classics (1980).

Represented Victoria University of Wellington in debating and oratory. Winner of Plunket Medal or oratory (1980); winner of Bledisloe Medal for oratory (1982); winner of Joynt Scroll Trophy for inter-university debating (1982); finalist in Australasian inter-university debating championships (1982).

Work History: 1984 - 1988

Shell New Zealand

Public Affairs Officer (1984 - 1986)

Information and Media Manager (1986 - 1988)

Responsible for internal communications, issues and crisis management, sponsorship portfolio management, stakeholder communications.

1988 - 1992

Ogilvy & Mather Public Relations/New Zealand. Joined Ogilvy & Mather Public Relations/Wellington as General Manager in 1988. Appointed Managing Director of Ogilvy & Mather Public Relations/New Zealand in 1990. Grew Ogilvy & Mather Public Relations/New Zealand from a single office in Wellington of three people to a staff of eighteen people spread across offices based in Wellington and Auckland. Awarded a New Zealand Public Relations Award for the first ever Red Nose Day campaign in 1990. This campaign also won a United Nations Communications Award. Ogilvy & Mather Public Relations/New Zealand was viewed by the Ogilvy & Mather Public Relations Worldwide Group as a "Best Practice Office" in terms of financial performance, client relationships and creative thinking.

1992 - 1997

Chief Executive of Ogilvy & Mather/New Zealand. Grew Ogilvy & Mather to be New Zealand's third-largest agency and led the creative and new business resurgence of the agency. In 1997, Ogilvy & Mather were voted New Zealand Agency of the Year.

December 1997 - May 1998

Managing Director of HKM Advertising/Wellington

May 1998 - Present Day

Managing Director of Clemenger BBDO/Wellington. Clemenger BBDO was the result of the merger of Clemenger-owned agencies Colenso/Wellington and HKM/Wellington.

Clemenger BBDO is Wellington's second largest agency, billing $50 million per annum.

Board member, Clemenger/Colenso BBDO New Zealand Board.

Boards/

Organisational

Memberships: 1997 - 1999

Executive board member of the Advertising Agencies' Association (3A's).

July 1999 - Present Day

Chair of Creative New Zealand

Interests: Į Public Speaking

(Winner of numerous national and local public speaking awards - Parliamentary Shield Wellington Debating Champion, MacDonald Oratory Trophy winner, New Zealand Debating Champion, selected for the New Zealand Debating team. In 1997, voted "Speaker of the Decade" by Rostrum, the largest public speaking organisation in Australasia. Currently in demand as a speaker on branding, communications and leadership).

Į Reading

Į All art forms, especially literature and theatre

Į Fitness (running and going to the gym)

QUOTATIONS WHICH SUM UP MY PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE:

"I believe that order is better than chaos, creation better than destruction. I prefer gentleness to violence, forgiveness to vendetta. On the whole I think that sympathy is more valuable than ideology. I believe that in spite of the recent triumphs of science, men haven't changed much in the last two thousand years; and in consequence we must still try to learn from history. History is ourselves. I also hold one or two beliefs that are more difficult to put shortly. For example, I believe in courtesy, the ritual by which we avoid hurting other people's feelings by satisfying our own egos. And I think we should remember that we are part of a great whole, which for convenience we call nature. All living things are our brothers and sisters. Above all, I believe in the God-given genius of certain individuals, and I value a society that makes their existence possible."

- Kenneth Clark: Civilisation

"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life is waiting for us."

- Joseph Campbell

"Life is a party. Get out there and strut."

- Rolling Stones

"In the shambles of love, they kill only the best, none of the weak or deformed. Don't run away from this dying. Whoever's not killed for love is dead meat."

- Rumi

"I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. The poet's, the writer's, duty is to write about these things. It is his privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honour and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. The poet's voice need note merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail."

- William Faulkner

"Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth¡K"

- Katherine Mansfield

"Where's a foot worthy to walk a garden, or an eye that deserves to look at trees? Show me a man willing to be thrown in the fire."

- Rumi

"If there's any¡K statement I've got, it's just really not to let the middle change your mind. The middle view. The middle anything. Don't let it get you down. Don't let it make you change what you want to do in life."

- John Waters


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