MFA graduate Lea-Anne Sheather is the recipient of this year’s Arts Whakatāne Highly Commended Award as part of the 2019 Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards. Pictured is her works, seeking connections courtesy of Molly Morpeth Canaday.
Guest Judge, Dr Christopher McAuliffe comments on Lea-Anne’s works, “Animals loom large, and look at the viewer. Humans are distant, hooded and withdrawn. Side-by-side on the painting’s surface, humans and animals are yet disconnected. Regardless of its title, Seeking connections seems to me about the disregard humans have for animals.
Read his full commentary and view the list of all award recipients on the Molly Morpeth Canaday website.