Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Young Blood at the Academy Galleries

Young Blood at the Academy Galleries

Young + Gifted is the current exhibition on show at the Academy Galleries in Wellington.

The exhibition was created as a result of the establishment of the annual Tui McLauchlan Art Award which offers support for young and novice artists in the form of a $2000 prize.

Exhibition selectors and judges Julie Catchpole (Director, The Suter Art Gallery Nelson), Megan Dunn, (arts writer and reviewer) and Claudia Arozqueta (Director, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts) have awarded the 2014 Tui McLauchlan Art Award to Auckland-based artist Yona Lee for her work Hat Line, 2013. The installation incorporates a figurative hat in a minimalist line drawing.

All three judges agreed that Yona Lee’s piece was a definitive winner. “I have no doubt that she will continue to make compelling, intriguing and innovative works in the future.” Claudia Arozqueta

“There were also several artists who strongly deserved mention for the quality of their entries; as judges we agreed on many works but there were disagreements too: a timely reminder of arts ability to provoke argument! I hope all entrants continue to purse their work with energy.” Megan Dunn

Special mention was given to the following six works: Megan Campbell Newby (These Things Are Not Inconsistent), Shane Gallagher (Shards), Elisabeth Pointon (The Self Induced Swamp of Mental Crocodiles), Frances Scott (Manufactured Landscape), Jake Silby (Self Portrait), and Melissa West (Wordless Messages).
The Tui McLauchlan Art Award will be presented on Sunday 16 February at 2 pm. Young + Gifted is open until 19 February 2014 and can be viewed 7 days, 10 am - 5 pm at the Academy Galleries, 1 Queens Wharf, Wellington.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: Trading Places

Greg Clydesdale, a lecturer in business at Lincoln University, has written a comprehensive account of global trade from the seventh century to modern times. More>>

Sheep: Shearing Record Smashed In Hawke’s Bay

Three shearers gathered from around New Zealand have smashed a World record by 264 sheep despite the heat, the pumiced sheep of inland Hawke’s Bay and a year’s wool weighing an average of over 3.5kg a sheep. More>>

ALSO:

Carrie Fisher: Hollywood In-Breeding & The Velocity Of Being - Binoy Kampmark

There was always going to be a good deal of thick drama around Carrie Fisher, by her own confession, a product of Hollywood in-breeding. Her parents, Debbie Reynolds and the crooner Eddie Fisher, provided ample material for the gossip columns in a marriage breakup after Eddie sped away with Elizabeth Taylor. More>>

  • Image: Tracey Nearmy / EPA
  • Gordon Campbell: On The Best Albums Of 2016

    OK, I’m not even going to try and rationalise this surrender to a ‘best of’ listicle. Still…maybe there is an argument for making some semblance of narrative order out of a year that brought us Trump, Brexit and the deaths of Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Alan Vega, who I missed just as much as the Big Three. So without further ado….oh, but first a word from the sponsor More>>

    Emojis: World’s First Māori Emoji App Launched

    It’s here - the world’s first Māori emoji app Emotiki has landed just in time for summer roadtrips and santa stockings, with 200 Māori and Kiwi cultural icons for people to share their kiwiana moments with each other and the world. More>>

    ALSO:

    Howard Davis: Album Of The Year - Van Morrison's 'Keep Me Singing'

    2016 was a grand year for Van The Man - The Belfast Cowboy turned 71, received a knighthood, and reissued an expanded set of soul-fired live recordings from 1973 ('It's Too Late to Stop Now'). In the game for 53 years now, Morrison's albums consistently open new windows into the heart and soul of one of the most enigmatic figures in modern music. More>>

    Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Culture
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news