Congratulations to the 2023 NYAA winners & finalists.
The Opening and Awards evening was held on Friday 28 July 2023 5.30-7.00pm to a packed gallery. Don’t miss viewing this stunning exhibition before it finishes on Saturday 12th August.
blue Gallery is open: Wed-Sat 11.30am-3pm
Below are the 2023 winners:
Overall Winner: Nyle Turuwhenua – ‘Mahi Wahine?”
1st Prize 20-25 years: Tristan Zhang – ‘This Old House’
Merit 20-25 years: Jessie Kanji -‘Kiosco x Art D Magia’
1st Prize 15-19 years Madeleine Cunliffe – ‘Uncanny Figures’
Merit 15-19 years: Hannah Huggan -‘We Glue The Flesh Torn Apart’
1st Prize 13-14 years: Jaycee Xinyu Ji -‘Once Upon A Whale Time’
Merit 13-14 years: Matai Reid -‘DISCARDED – 1’
Sculpture Winner: Esmae Salesa -‘Plastic’
Printmaking Winner: Peter McLellan – ‘Babushka – Ukraine’
Photography Winner: Isaiah Swann -‘Nakai galo e au a koe’
Thank you to our Judges, Tonia Geddes and Hollie Tawhaio for their selection from the 302 entries received.
Congratulations to our 2023 finalists:
|Esmeralda (Baohan) Zhao|
|Daniela Garcia Hoyos|
|Emma (Xiuqi) Li|
|Catherine (Xinran) Zhao|
The National Youth Art Awards 2023 is hosted by the Waikato Society of Arts. The exhibition will be held at blue Gallery, 3 Anzac Parade, Hamilton with the Awards and Opening night on Friday, 28 July 2023 at 5.30pm. All mediums are encouraged to enter from ages 13 years to 25 years in 3 age categories. 13-14, 15-19 and 20-25 years.
Check out this document for lots of useful tips towards exhibiting: Preparing your work for Exhibition