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

 

Review: “Salute” By Royal New Zealand Ballet In Wellington

The Royal New Zealand Ballet performed “Salute” for a final time in Wellington on Sunday night, and it was nothing short of spectacular. More>>

ALSO:

NZ on Air: More Funding For TV Captions To Increase Access

More funding for TV captions to increase access NZ On Air has increased funding to provide more captions and audio description on television programmes for the hearing and sight impaired. More>>

Music: So Laid Back Country China Album Release

On Friday night, So Laid Back Country China held a gig at Meow for the release of their new album With Knees of Honey in Goodbye Canyon. I briefly spoke with Harriet lead vocals, keyboard) and Michael (lead vocals, guitar) before the gig More>>

Art: Wellington Region Celebrates Matariki

Eight Wellington museums and galleries have joined forces to present a major programme of exhibitions and events to celebrate Matariki 2015, the Māori New Year. The Wellington Matariki Festival will host more than 60 free events and activities between Saturday ... More>>

Wellington: TEDxWellingtonWomen Speakers Unveiled

The lineup is announced today for the highly anticipated upcoming event TEDxWellingtonWomen. Speakers include local women and men who have lived extraordinary lives and have ideas worth spreading. More>>


Books: Witi Ihimaera To Address ‘State Of NZ Literature’at Festival

6 May 2015 MEDIA RELEASE Witi Ihimaera to Address ‘State of NZ Literature’ at Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival The New Zealand Book Council has chosen the 2015 Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival as the stage for its annual address, which ... More>>

Culture: Historic Māori Portraits Travel To The Czech Republic

Image credit: Gottfried Lindauer, Wahanui Reihana Te Huatare, oil on canvas, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915 More>>

Art: Something Felt, Something Shared - Enjoy

Gabrielle Amodeo, Ruby Joy Eade, Clare McLean, Kalya Ward Curated by Emma Ng May 7 – 30, 2015 Opening: Wednesday May 6, 5.30pm Strange frequencies are channelled through personal narratives and poetic placeholders in Something felt, something ... More>>

Culture: Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015

Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015 Images from New Zealand Defence Force Click for big version A bugler plays The Last Post Click for big version A View from the top of the Carillion Click for big version Faces old and young Click for big ... More>>

Television: MediaWorks Announces Dancing With The Stars Hosts

MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ are delighted to announce host Dominic Bowden alongside co-host Sharyn Casey for the hit series Dancing with the Stars. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news