Ten former and current Whitecliffe students were named as finalists in the prestigious Parkin Drawing Prize 2013. From 800 entries, the Whitecliffe students were named in a list of 120 shortlisted for the $20,000 major prize. The award was launched last year by Chris Parkin, arts patron and owner of Museum Art Hotel in Wellington. This years overall winner was Monique Jansen.
Shortlisted were current Whitecliffe Bachelor of Fine Arts students Jaimi Haycock and Anita Frost, former BFA students Akiko Diegel and Trenton Garratt, former Master of Fine Arts students Judi Bagust, Michaela Cox, Leslie Falls, Lea-Anne Sheather and Barbara Smith. Current Fine Arts lecturer Yolunda Hickman completes the ten finalists.
The award revealed that drawing is more than charcoal or pen and ink on paper with artists submitting Neon lighting tubes, embroidery, felt pens, ceramics, latex, plastic, wallpaper and recycled furniture. Congratulations to all those shortlisted.
Right: Yolunda Hickman, Terrace Arch (View across a garden to the sea), 2013, Counted cross stitch, 343 x 213mm