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Best of the Best Student Art on Tour

NZQA Media Release

17 June 2005


The top art produced by New Zealand's secondary students is about to take to the road for a travelling exhibition.

From Monday 20 June, a selection of the best Visual Arts folios from those who achieved excellence in last year's level 3 assessments will tour 20 centres throughout the country.

The aim of the exhibition is to show this year's secondary school students and their teachers what it takes to gain achievement with excellence in art at level 3.

The exhibition has been split into two collections, each comprising 23 practical art folios. The folios are from each practical arts subject - photography, design, printmaking, sculpture and painting. One collection will travel around the South Island and Auckland, while the other collection will travel through the rest of the North Island.

The exhibition will begin simultaneously in Queenstown and Lower Hutt. The art will be on display in public art galleries, museums and local schools.

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority organises this event each year. Acting Chief Executive Karen Sewell said this year's exhibition was organised following the success of previous displays. "This exhibition both guides and inspires. Students can see what can be achieved and can infer what is being sought in assessment terms. In many other subjects exemplars can be viewed on the NZQA website, as can some of these artworks, but seeing them directly is by far the most enjoyable and instructive. The standard of these artworks is wonderfully high, and I thank the students for allowing us to use their work."



Collection 1

21 - 25 June The Dowse, Lower Hutt

27 June - 1 July Pataka, Porirua

4 - 8 July Kamo High School, Whangarei

22 - 28 July Baycourt Conference Centre, Tauranga

1 - 5 August Tairawhiti Museum & Art Gallery, Gisborne

8 - 12 August Rotorua Museum, Rotorua

15 - 19 August Te Manawa, Palmerston North

22 - 26 August Centennial Hall, McLean Park, Napier

29 August - 1 September Puki Ariki, New Plymouth

5 - 15 September Waikato Art Museum, Hamilton

15 - 23 September Onehunga High School, Auckland

10 - 14 October Rosehill College, Auckland

Collection 2

20 - 23 June Queenstown Arts Society, Queenstown

27 - June - 1 July Dunedin College of Education - Southland Campus, Invercargill

4 - 20 July Dunedin College of Education, Dunedin

21 - 27 July Waitaki Girls' High School, Oamaru

28 July - 3 August Christchurch College of Education - Timaru Campus, Timaru

8 - 19 August Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch

22 - 26 August Marlborough Boys' College , Blenheim

29 August - 2 September Greymouth High School, Greymouth

5 - 9 September Nayland College , Nelson

12 - 16 September Westlake Girls' College, Auckland

19 - 23 September Rutherford College, Auckland

10 - 14 October Pakuranga College, Auckland


Collection 1 - Students

Design Nik Cameron Nelson College

Design Kate Cameron St Cuthbert's College

Design Georgia Lawrence Whakatane High School

Design Jacob Sparrow Saint John's College (Hamilton)

Painting Helen Broome St Cuthbert's College

Painting Amanda Wilkinson St Cuthbert's College

Painting Claire Wratten Lincoln High School

Painting Paul McLachlan Saint Peter's College (Gore)

Painting Malinda Aikman Opotiki College

Photography Larnie Reid Cromwell College

Photography Polly Higbee Saint Hilda's Collegiate School

Photography John Bradbury Western Heights High School

Photography Kate Bryant Piopio College

Photography Michael Colley King's College

Printmaking Lana Matich Epsom Girls' Grammar School

Printmaking Graeme Targett Cashmere High School

Printmaking Daniel Smith Lincoln High School

Printmaking Ha Won Rah Lynfield College

Printmaking Simon Stewart Christchurch Boys' High School

Sculpture Caroline Scott Craighead Diocesan School

Sculpture Sarah Bilkey Epsom Girls' Grammar School

Sculpture Kaylee Donald Chilton St James School

Sculpture Roisin Moore Villa Maria College

Sculpture Blake Richardson Lincoln High School

Collection 2 - Students

Design Ho-Ching Fu Epsom Girls' Grammar School

Design Ryan Burrows Nayland College

Design Nikola Boswell Kerikeri High School

Design Zina Vandervis Columba College

Design Mitchell Broughton New Plymouth Boys' High School

Painting Felicity Brouwers New Plymouth Girls' High School

Painting Sam Sullivan Wellington College

Painting Steph Owens Lincoln High School

Painting Shelly Adamson Maniototo Area School/Correspondence

Photography Benedict Tomkins King's College

Photography Lucy Weir Craighead Diocesan School

Photography Chris Rudsdale Kamo High School

Photography Taryn Wallace Palmerston North Girls' High School

Printmaking Su Na Park St Cuthbert's College

Printmaking Ingrid Berger Mahurangi College

Printmaking Diedre Utupo Church College of New Zealand

Printmaking Andrew Grenfell Christchurch Boys' High School

Printmaking Erica McGeorge Diocesan School for Girls

Sculpture Desiree Stone Westlake Girls' High School

Sculpture Audrey Baldwin Burnside High School

Sculpture Sam O'Leary Wellington High School

Sculpture Rebecca Kirkcaldie Chilton St James School

Sculpture Caitlin Windelburn Lincoln High School

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