Guest judge - Ruth Watson
2020 Appointed Guest Judge for finalist judging.
Ruth Watson is a multi-disciplinary artist who has worked in sculpture, video installation, photography and painting for several decades, in New Zealand and abroad. She is a Senior Lecturer at the Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland.
Three pre-selection judges
Three appointed judges will be responsible for the pre-selection process from digital images entered by the artists. All artists names are removed during this process. Artworks identified by an allocated number only.
2019 Pre-selection judges are -
Deborah Rundle was the 2018 winner of the Major Molly Morpeth Canaday Award - 3D. Her art practice
investigates the ways in which power plays out in the social and political domain. She attained an MFA degree from University of Auckland in 2016.
Virginia Leonard’s work has been exhibited extensively. In 2017 she was the recipient of an international ceramic residency at Guldagergaard, Denmark. She graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in 2001.
Jamie is one of a new generation of bicultural artists known for his attention to detail and fine application of tools and technology, Jamie has received many awards for his work from an art and design career that spans over twenty years.
The process :
Open digital entry All submissions will go through a pre-selection process from the digital image supplied by the artist and will be judged on merit by the three pre-selection judges. Artist names will not be visible to the pre-selection judges
Final stage From the results which are collated on a rigorous points system, the selected works are delivered to the venue for final judging. Artists by the 8th January 2020 if their work is to be called in.
Finalist award judging and will be by the sole guest judge.
Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award Exhibition on display at Te kōputu a te whanga a Toi Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre for six weeks.
A list of artists and the titles of their selected works will be posted on the site (prior to opening).
The awards will be presented at the opening event.
All winners are encouraged to attend the prize-giving.
The major winner is especially encouraged to be present to receive their award.