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

 


Elam students jointly awarded top watercolour prize


Elam School of Fine Arts honour’s student Gowoon Lee in front of part of her award-winning work.

Elam students jointly awarded top watercolour prize

Two fine arts students have been awarded joint first prize in this year’s Henrietta and Lola Anne Tunbridge Scholarship for watercolour painting, with works the judges described as “cleverly pushing the boundaries of the medium”.

Elam School of Fine Arts honours student Gowoon Lee (22) from Epsom and masters student Yu Na Lee (29) from Hillsborough received $6,000 each from the $15,000 prize pool at a packed ceremony, held at Projectspace gallery on Tuesday night.

The award is given annually to an Elam student at the University of Auckland who excels in the exploration of contemporary themes in watercolour. Named after Lola Anne Tunbridge, a keen watercolourist who died in 1999, the scholarship is one of the New Zealand’s largest art prizes.

Senior Lecturers Jon Bywater and Joyce Campbell from Elam were joined by Lissa Henson from the Guardian Trust to judge the entries from dozens of submissions. They described the winning works as ‘employing a huge diversity of approaches which deftly engaged with the world’.

“The scholarship is such an amazing opportunity for our students to explore and extend the boundaries in this timeless medium thanks to the generosity and vision of Lola Tunbridge. This year I’m delighted to see the high level of skill and inventiveness on display,” says Head of Elam School of Fine Arts, Professor Derrick Cherrie.


Elam School of Fine Arts master’s student Yu Na Lee in front of part of her award-winning work.

Second prize of $3,000 was awarded to Jerome Ngan-Kee (21) from Mt Albert, for a series of artworks partly produced with a computer plotter using watercolour pens.

The scholarship is awarded by the Henrietta and Lola Anne Tunbridge Charitable Trust, which is administered by trustee and wealth management company Guardian Trust. The public can view an exhibition of finalists’ works at Projectspace gallery until the end of the month. There will be a further chance to also see both Gowoon Lee and Yu Na Lee’s work, alongside fellow students, at the upcoming Elam Graduate Show held in November.

ENDS

The University of Auckland’s National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries comprises the Elam School of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and Planning, the Centre for Art Studies, the School of Music and the Dance Studies Programme.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Album Review And Rap Beefs: Tame Impala, Currents.

Tame Impala’s new album Currents has one of the hallmarks of an enduring album. At first listen it seems like good, if somewhat ordinary, pop but as you go back more and more layers unravel revealing deeply rich, expertly crafted songs. More>>

Flagging Enthusiasm: Gareth Morgan Announces Winner Of $20k Flag Competition

The winner of the Morgan Foundation’s $20,000 flag competition is “Wā kāinga / Home”, designed by Auckland based Studio Alexander. Economist and philanthropist Gareth Morgan set up the competition because he had strong views on what the flag should represent but he couldn’t draw one himself. More>>

ALSO:

Books: The Lawson Quins Tell Their Incredible Story

They could have been any family of six children – except that five of them were born at once. It will come as a shock to many older New Zealanders to realise that Saturday July 25 is the Lawson quintuplets’ 50th birthday. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Wartime Women

Coinciding as it does with the movie Imitation Game which focusses on Alan Turing breaking the Enigma code in Hut 6 at Bletchley Park (“BP”), this book is likely to attract a wide readership. It deserves to do so, as it illustrates that BP was very much more than Turing and his colleagues. More>>

Maori Language Commission: Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori 2015

The theme for Māori Language Week 27 July – 2 August 2015 is ‘Whāngaihia te Reo ki ngā Mātua’ ‘Nurture the language in parents’. It aims to encourage and support every day Māori language use for parents and caregivers with children” says Acting Chief Executive Tuehu Harris.. More>>

ALSO:

Live Music: Earl Sweatshirt Plays To Sold Out Bodega

The hyped sell-out crowd had already packed themselves as close as they could get to the stage before Earl came on. The smell of weed, sweat and beer filled Bodega – more debauched sauna than bar by this point. When he arrived on stage the screaming ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news