Left to right, Deborah Crowe of Auckland, Scott Eady, of Dunedin and Jasmine te Hira of Auckland
Released 3rd August 2017
Nationally recognised artists for 2018 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award judging panel
Organisers have announced that the 2018 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award - 3D is to be judged by highly-regarded artist, academic and arts professional Deborah Crowe, with 2016 winner Jasmine te Hira and Dunedin - based artist Scott Eady on the pre-selection panel.
Originally trained at Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, Deborah Crowe has contributed to the fields of art, craft and design in New Zealand and to international conferences and exhibitions for over twenty-five years. Her work includes objects, installations and complex imagery, often challenging to her audience to keep pace, and is held in collections including Te Papa Tongarewa, Glasgow School of Art and the Dowse Art Museum. She will be the sole guest judge in the final stage of judging and will select the $10,000 Major Award, sponsored by the Molly Morpeth Canaday Trust.
“This is a valuable and significant national award with a focus on nurturing and promoting three dimensional work across a range of practices. It is a pleasure and an honour to be invited to contribute to the selection and judging process.” she says.
Scott Eady is a Senior Lecturer of Sculpture at the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic and his work is represented in public and private collections throughout New Zealand, Australia and Russia, while Jasmine te Hira’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, with The Beauty of Invisible Grief being the joint major winner of the 2016 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award – 3D. Jasmine currently works in the museum and gallery sector at Tāmaki Makaurau and is also working on establishing a community research archive at Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust.
The Molly Morpeth Canaday Award - 3D is presented by Arts Whakatāne and exhibition partner Whakatāne Museum and Arts.
These awards have been made possible through the generous support of the Molly Morpeth Canaday Trust, established by Frank Canaday in memory of his wife, Molly Morpeth Canaday. The trust has been a major supporter of the arts in Whakatāne for over twenty-five years.
The Molly Morpeth Canaday Award - 3D nurtures and promotes three-dimensional arts nationally; providing a valuable and professional platform for artists working in the areas of sculpture, installation and contemporary craft.
This national award aims to support artists by presenting contemporary 3D work across a range of disciplines; and to engage a national discussion about contemporary 3D arts practice and its presentation in New Zealand.