Supporting emerging talent - Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards
Since 2006, the Glaister Ennor has encouraged Auckland’s emerging artists with our Graduate Art Awards. We ask Auckland art schools, AUT, Elam, Unitec and Whitecliffe, to nominate their top honours and masters students. This work is displayed in an exhibition at Sanderson Contemporary Art Gallery. This year John Daly-Peoples, art critic from NZ Arts Review, was engaged to examine the nominees' entries and award the three prizes. The Art Awards are proudly sponsored by Glaister Ennor, Barfoot & Thompson and Sanderson Contemporary Art Gallery.
The Glaister Ennor Staff choice award went to Charleen Singh for Chariot of God.
The Barfoot and Thompson Award went to Ella Mangan for her work Playing a Person, Becoming a Part.
The Glaister Ennor Emerging Artist First Prize Award and the chance to exhibit at Sanderson Contemporary Art was won by Julie Cromwell for piece Transitions.
John Daly-Peoples comments on the winning pieces are below.
“A large black urn (clay, carbon and wood) sitting on its wooden packing case with flakes of the works on the top of the case. This elegant, imposing urn work has been made recently but it could have been made several centuries ago. It is a timeless object and speaks of a couple of the threads of art making. The artist creating something practical as well as aesthetic. Something which is useful and something that is beautiful.”
“Two free standing LED screens with images of artist taking on numerous guises, using the frame of the screen as a viewing booth which she poses and performs in. Ella Mangan in these vignettes is posing as various characters, taking on different personas or roles and she is also the artist / director behind the camera. She uses herself to create all those outtakes as a reminder how the artist is the supreme manipulator.”
Art Awards 2019 winner Julie Cromwell with Jack Porus.
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Through Jack Porus’ active involvement in Rotary, Glaister Ennor has been pleased to support a number of Rotary events and the efforts of Auckland Rotarians.