Former Whitecliffe student Laken Whitecliffe who starts his Year Three studies at Montclair University, U.S.A. has been selected as a finalist in the Cliftons Art Prize. Finalists will have their artworks displayed for public viewing in Cliftons training venues for a period of four weeks.
The exhibition concludes with an Award Evening in each of Cliftons 10 Asia Pacific locations, awarding a local artist $2,000 USD. State and Regional Winners will automatically be short listed for the coveted Cliftons Art Prize. The best creative submission across all Cliftons venues wins the Cliftons Art Prize 2012, receiving $10,000 USD. Cliftons has a strong commitment to the visual arts and see the Cliftons Art Prize as a tangible way to provide local emerging artists in the community with a platform to display their work. The Cliftons Art Prize is judged by a panel of highly accomplished, independent judges, who bring with them a wealth of experience in the art scene.