Trust Waikato National Contemporary Art Award 2009
5 September 2009 - 24 January 2010
congratulations to Dane mitchell, the winner of the 2009 award.
Collateral (see image below) by Dane Mitchell. 2009 Judge, Charlotte Huddleston gives her judge's talk.
About the Award
The Trust Waikato National Contemporary Art Award is an opportunity for New Zealand artists to appear in an overview of national artistic practice and feature in a major exhibition within the Waikato Museum. The winner receives $15,000.
Among our national art community this Art Award, established by the Waikato Society of Arts in 2000, is regarded as one of New Zealand’s premiere contemporary art events. It has put Waikato on the map for refusing to shy away from controversy and promoting debate about what is fresh and innovative in art.
The winner of the 2008 Trust Waikato National Contemporary Art Award was Patrick Lundberg with his entry 'Untitled' a found piece of plaster board revealing the history of a piece of wall.
Each year, the Award also gives the opportunity to view New Zealand’s contemporary art scene through the eyes of a respected curator.
This Year's Judge
The judge for 2009 is Charlotte Huddleston who is currently the Curator of Contemporary Art at Te Papa Tongarewa the Museum of New Zealand. Huddleston is a well-known curator and essayist. Significant curatorial projects include Mostly Harmless: a performance series and Linked: connectivity and exchange both presented at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. She has written essays on Ann Shelton, Saskia Leek, Hye Rim Lee and Lee Bul and contributed to several other publications including Art at Te Papa.
To view information about last years Trust Waikato National Contemporary Art Award 08 click here
The Waikato Museum is proud to be the organiser of an event that records clear moments of New Zealand’s art history in the making. We are also very appreciative of the contribution of our major sponsor Trust Waikato, and of the continuing support from the Waikato Society of Arts.
Don't miss this opportunity to see these artworks at the Waikato Museum.