Since 2006, The Greg Whitecliffe Memorial Charitable Trust has devoted its energy to passionately supporting young and emerging artists in the form of "life experiences" through scholarships and awards. The aim is to encourage creative students into the arts as a lifetime pursuit and support those with talent at an early stage to keep them captivated in the arts field.
Previous recipients of the scholarship have included Whitecliffe graduates Samantha Chapman, who attended a 3-week workshop at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and Grace Kim, who traveled to Australia to compete for the 2013 AgIdeas New Star Award. Numerous awards have also been given to Year 8 students at both Remuera Intermediate and King’s School since 2006.
“This is the first solo show of Greg's work since he passed away in 2001. As Co-Founder of Whitecliffe College, Greg has given thousands of international and domestic students in New Zealand the chance to go out and work in the field of arts. He has inspired my children and me to continue to support other young artists. The works on paper included in the exhibition are monoprints, screenprints and etchings in a price range from $90-$500. This is wonderful affordable art – come and support the Trust and help us make a difference,” states Whitecliffe President Michele Whitecliffe.
The exhibition opens Monday, May 25th from 5.30-7.30pm and will be open Tuesday 26/5 and Wednesday 27/5 from 10am-5pm at Pearce Gallery located at 130 St. Georges Bay Road in Parnell. All funds from the sales support the Trust’s awards and scholarships. For more information, please visit the Greg Whitecliffe website.