Thank you to everyone who entered and supported our National Youth Art Awards for 2020.
Our prize giving for the National Youth Art Awards was held last night, September 24th, what a great turn out. Thank you to all of you who could attend.
Congratulations to the prize winners:
Young Emerging Artist 13-14 years – Danae Nasmith – Life In Miniature
PCANZ Print Prize – Alyssa Sayers – The Mysterious Underneath
Merit 15-19 years – Nyle Turuwhenua – Wairua Kakahu
Highly Commended 15-19 years – Ben Westwood – Wreckage
Main Prize 15-19 years – Eli Molloy-Wolt – Utopian World (Sponsored by Midland MRI)
Merit 20-25 years – Georgia Arnold – In The Park, 2020
Highly Commended 20-25 years – Hannah Ireland – Erasure
Main Prize 20-25 years – Gavin Chai – Interior No. 9 (Sponsored by Midland MRI)
The finalists were:
- 15-19 years old
- Fabian Strauch
- Madeleine Cunliffe
- Ko LohrerPep RoongnirandonFrankie VegasAderyn-Carol PantonPayge Ovenstone
John Cheng Yi Xie
Tam Yuen Ying
20-25 years old
- Georgia Arnold
- Hannah IrelandLexi KerrGavin ChaiVictoria Miles
- New age category for 13-14 years old Emerging Artist Award.
- Ella Adams
- Katie Li
- Yeon Seo KimDanae SmithAlyssa Sayers
- Alysse Klages-Bowskill
This year’s NYAA 2020 Judges:
I have been making art all my life and studied for six years, gaining a Master in Fine Arts at the Canterbury University. I am a conceptual artist mostly working in sculpture and painting. I also work at the Waikato Museum as a preparator.
Gaye Jurisich was born in Rotongaro near Huntly, she is now a proud Hamiltonian and has lived all her life in rural and semi-rural landscapes, she says this informs her practice.
“My career has been driven by the abstract foundations. By using materials that transform and react with each other I can create surfaces that push and pull and define my ambiguous process. I alternate between erasing and drawing, wiping away and adding, as the works reveal various cycles of compositions, in a complex mix of gestures and intrusions. Sometimes only ghosts and impediments remain leaving just a trace of my action”.
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