OBJECTive Art Awards 2010

OBJECTive Art Awards 2010
October 16 - November 12, 2010
New Mangere Arts Centre, Cnr Orly Ave and Bader Dve, Mangere Town Centre, Manukau.

The annual awards and exhibition encourage artists to work in their own chosen media and enter both practical and decorative works into this national event.

Although artists are given full freedom in their practice, it is imperative that entries reflect the whakatauki (proverb) chosen for this year’s awards, ‘Kua whakawahi koe ki te akatea o tika te pono me te aroha’, ‘You have been infused with the knowledge and skills to do what is right with faith and love’.

Now in its fourth year, the OBJECTive Art Awards will award $9500 worth of prize money, including a $5000 Premier Award.

Guest judge Philip Clarke, Director of Objectspace Gallery, a dedicated and award-winning centre for craft and design in Auckland, has worked in the cultural sector for 30 years. Over that time he has continued to develop his own craft sector knowledge, relationships and personal collection of contemporary crafts.

Clarke sits on the panel alongside the council’s Arts Policy Advisor Priscilla Thompson and Maori Arts Manager and Toi o Manukau Kaiwhakahaere Nigel Borell.

The awards ceremony will be held on 15 October and the exhibition will be held for the first time at the new Mangere Arts Centre as part of the Manukau Festival of the Arts programme.

For more information on OBJECTive Art Awards 2010, please phone 09 275 0482 or email manukau.arts@manukau.govt.nz.