Supporting emerging talent - Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards
Since 2006, the Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards have encouraged Auckland’s emerging artists, and each year, we ask Auckland art schools to nominate their top honours and masters students. We then engage art judges to examine the work of all the nominees' entries at an exhibition at Sanderson Contemporary Art Gallery.
Art Awards 2017 winner Jordan Davey-Emms
First prize (the Glaister Ennor Award) is $5,000 and the opportunity to exhibit at Sanderson Contemporary Art Gallery. First prize was won by Jordan Davey-Emms from Elam for her work “Open Set/Sponge Mass.”
Jordan Davey-Emms of Elam School of Fine Arts is the winner of the 2017 Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Award. The awards presentation took place at the Sanderson Contemporary Art Gallery, Kent Street, Newmarket, on 13 June 2017. The awards night and private viewing was well attended with clients, artists, and staff. The judges, John Daly-Peoples and Te Uru Art Curator Ioana Gordon-Smith, found Jordan’s Open Set/Sponge Mass to work firmly in the tradition of the readymade, the found object as art, and the conceptual notion invented by Marcel Duchamp exactly 100 years ago with his Fountain, a mass-produced urinal. In this approach, the artist is a sly magician transforming mundane pieces of wood brick and sponge into something puzzling and enigmatic, something that will forever hold its secret.
Second prize (the Barfoot & Thompson Award) is $3,000 and was won by Shane Tu’ihalangingie from the Manukau Institute of Technology for his work Untitled Photograph. Shane also received the opportunity to exhibit at Sanderson Contemporary Art Gallery.
The Glaister Ennor Staff Choice Award is $500 and was also won by Shane Tu’ihalangingie from Manukau Institute of Technology for his work Untitled Photograph.
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