We have been the proud host of the Pat Hanly Creativity Project and Awards since 2002. The project and awards acknowledge Pat Hanly’s outstanding contribution to New Zealand contemporary art and his passion for art education and supporting young artists.

The 2024 Pat Hanly Creativity Project and Awards are open to all year 12 and 13 secondary school art kaiako (teachers) across Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland to participate. This comprehensive project includes an in-Gallery learning experience for you and your class, a visit from Gallery staff to your school and an exhibition of selected artworks, which will be celebrated with an event for all participants. 

The project will kick off with a two-hour Gallery led learning programme, held between 20–31 May 2024. We will work with you to book in your class to visit the Gallery during this two-week period.

Afterwards, take what you learned from your Gallery visit and apply it in your classroom. Ākonga, students, will develop an original artwork back at school based on a theme explored at the Gallery. Gallery staff will visit your school to view participating students’ artworks and provide feedback. This visit will be the basis for the judging process.

Finally, the judges will select at least one student per school to take part in a special exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. The selected artworks will be collected from your school to be taken to the Gallery. All ākonga who have participated as well as their kaiako, friends and whānau will be invited to a celebration and exhibition opening event on Thursday 26 September, 6–8pm (date subject to change).

Sign up via the form below. The deadline to sign up is Monday 25 March, 2024.


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2024 Pat Hanly Creativity Project and Awards Invitation Letter
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