Whitecliffe MFA Graduate wins Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Award

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Whitecliffe MFA Graduate wins Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Award

Recent MFA graduate and Whitecliffe lecturer Rose Meyer won the Barfoot and Thompson Award of $3,000 for her work To: Osborne Lane, 2 Kent Street at the 2016 Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards. The awards were announced Wednesday, July 20th at Sanderson Contemporary Art in Newmarket.

The Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards are open to both Masters and Honours students from Auckland art schools including Whitecliffe, Elam, AUT and Unitec. Schools were asked to nominate up to four students who have recently graduated. The award was created by Glaister Ennor to ‘help launch emerging artists into successful careers in the arts.’ This years’ judge was John Daly-Peoples.

Whitecliffe was represented at the awards this year by four of our 2015 MFA graduates: Hiria Anderson, Mary MacGregor-Reid, Karen Sewell and Rose Meyer. The full list of 2016 award nominees:

Hiria Anderson (Whitecliffe)

Katrina Beekhuis (Elam)

Julia Holderness (AUT)

Ngaumutane Jones (Elam)

Vivienne Jung (AUT)

Jasmine Te Hira (Unitec)

Bobby Luke (AUT)

Mary MacGregor-Reid (Whitecliffe)

Rose Meyer (Whitecliffe)

Nicholas Pound (Elam)

Karen Sewell (Whitecliffe)

Christine Tizard (Unitec)

Theresa Waugh (AUT)

Jaimee Young (Elam)

Whitecliffe MFA graduates Riley Claxton and Alexa Mickell both won awards in 2015

The awards exhibition runs from 21 July – 24 July at Sanderson Contemporary Art. Please visit the gallery website for more information. We congratulate Rose on her achievement!

(MFA graduate Rose Meyer with HOD Fine Arts Noel Ivanoff, photo courtesy of Glaister Ennor and Chris Dillon photography)

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