Student success at the Pat Hanly Awards
Congratulations to Isaiah Swann, Sebastyen Fuiava, and Kade Young on being selected as a recipient of the Pat Hanly awards.
The Pat Hanly awards is one of Tāmaki Makaurau’s longest-standing creative youth art awards. The event celebrates senior secondary school artists in an evening event that also acknowledges one of New Zealand’s most prolific artists: Pat Hanly. The awards are given to the top 60 art students that demonstrate outstanding creativity, imagination, and commitment to the visual arts. Award-winning students are honoured for their creative Mahi at an evening gala event at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki on Thursday 8 September.
Below are images of their winning works.
Brief breakdown of the themes they are working with:
- Isaiah is exploring the influence and impact colonisation is currently having on the Pacific
- Sebastyen is exploring the idea of the Va (the space between) people, place, and time; focusing specifically on Samoan tatau and artifacts.
- Kade is investigating his connection to the Chinese gold miners that lived and worked in Arrowtown in the 1870's.