We have been the proud host of the Pat Hanly Creativity Awards since 2002. The awards, supported by primary sponsor AUT, acknowledge Pat Hanly’s outstanding contribution to New Zealand contemporary art and his passion for art education and supporting young artists.
"The Pat Hanly Creativity Awards were created to acknowledge the voice of young people, he respected and encouraged those voices, indeed when he ‘retired’ as an artist, he said it was “to make way for the new generation of artists" — Amber Rhodes, daughter of Pat Hanly.
Award nominations are open to Heads of Departments and Art Teachers of Visual Arts in the greater Auckland area, nominating a maximum of two Year 13 students who have demonstrated outstanding creativity, imagination and commitment to the visual arts. Nominated students are asked to submit an artist’s statement and an image of an artwork to complete the entry.
Congratulations to the 38 students who are the winning recipients of the Pat Hanly Creativity Award for 2019. Each student has been awarded a certificate from Director of Auckland Art Gallery, Kirsten Paisley, as well as a goody bag of art materials and access to two upcoming all-expenses paid exclusive art workshops.
Click here to see the award recipient artworks for 2019.
Pat Hanly Creativity Awards 2019 recipients
Cayleen Bester, Albany Senior High School
Lex MacGregor-Hay, Auckland Girls Grammar School
Bridie Nelson, Baradene College of the Sacred Heart
Kayra Yildiz, Baradene College of the Sacred Heart
Alba Mlika, Birkenhead College
Brooklyn Boyed, Birkenhead College
Xiaoxiao Shellie Hu, Diocesan School for Girls
Jenny Tran, Edgewater College
Shana Davids, Edgewater College
Katie Cathro, Epsom Girls Grammar School
Taylor-Grace Watt, Epsom Girls Grammar School
Madison Clarke, Glendowie College
Tafseer Carabuena, Glenfield College
Kayla Newman, Green Bay High School
Sofya Silina, Henderson High School
Maya Louw, Howick College
Hamish Thornton, Kristin School
Ellie Hart, Long Bay College
Maya Reed, Long Bay College
Vivian Huang, Lynfield College
Jessica Gu, Macleans College
Julienne Niko, Mangere College
Aimee Lew, Manurewa High School
Wachiraya Pradab, Manurewa High School
Frances Glynn, Marist College
Tayla Penneli-Tupou, Mt Roskill Grammar School
Ruby Brown, Northcote College
Yonah Ma, Pakuranga College
Connor Rice, Rangitoto College
Hao Dai, Rangitoto College
Leon Truong George, Selwyn College
Viiga Alapati, Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate
Luiz Matavao, Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate
Olive Desbonnets, St Cuthbert’s College
Freya Kemp, Western Springs College
Gryffin Cook, Westlake Boys High School
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We are pleased to announce the Pat Hanly Creativity Award recipient workshops for 2019 will include working with the following contemporary New Zealand artists:
Janet Lilo is a West Auckland-based visual artist and curator of Māori, Niuean and Sāmoan descent. As a social commentator, her artistic and curatorial practice is deeply rooted in an exploration of global media and popular culture within a localised framework. Collaborations have been a core part of Lilo's practice, which utilises the vernaculars of popular culture and social media. Her vast body of work includes appropriated amateur photography and video from online platforms, stop animation, music videos, vlogs (video logs) and experimental documentary.
Artist John Vea works predominately with sculpture, moving image and performance exploring the results of Pacific migration and gentrification of Aotearoa, New Zealand. He researches migrant labour through talanoa: an experience of sharing ideas, stories and conversation that is always face-to-face. John gained a Master of Art and Design at Auckland University of Technology in 2015, where he is currently undertaking his Ph.D. candidature.
Lucy Meyle lives in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland, and works across sculpture, drawing, installation, publication, and video. She enjoys working where there are weakly-held divisions between what is considered rational and what is considered nonsensical. These become places for easy insertion of absurd narratives or imaginings that can do productive damage those self-same divisions. In particular, her current work considers the relationships between the human and the nonhuman, and the role of representation, absurdity, materiality, and ethics to alter those relations. She has recently completed a practice-led PhD at AUT.
Ziggy Lever describes his work as making interventions into specific sites and archives. These interventions and responses, in the form of sculpture, sound, and lens-based imagery, playfully investigate the social production of knowledge. His work draws on the scientific, cosmological, poetic, and institutional material, through an active researching of sites and (paradigmatic) structures unfolding investigations into sites and archives, and in varying cooperative modes of practice.
Luise Fong is an established painter who has exhibited in New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong. She was born in her Chinese father’s country of Malaysia, grew up in Auckland in one of the cities first Euro-Asian families. She is a graduate of Elam School of Fine Arts (BFA, 1991) and also holds a PG Dip of Secondary teaching in Art and Art History, graduating with a Master’s of Art and Design from AUT University (2017). Luise has also held several artist residencies in Australia and in NZ, most recently the Colin McCahon residency in 2008. She is currently an Art Educator for Secondary School Programmes at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.