Schol­ar­ship re­wards wa­ter­colour artists

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Fine Arts stu­dent Yol­unda Hick­man has come first in the Hen­ri­etta and Lola Anne Tun­bridge Schol­ar­ship this year.

The an­nual award is given to top stu­dents at Uni­ver­sity of Auck­land’s Elam School of Fine Arts, who use wa­ter­colour paint­ing in their art­works.

Ms Hick­man – a fi­na­lyear stu­dent and part­time tu­tor – re­ceived $4000 prize money which she plans to put to­wards her fees and end of year ex­hi­bi­tion.

Her win­ning en­try was based on the style of printed ma­te­rial and plays with the con­ven­tions of graphic de­sign and to­pog­ra­phy.

Sec­ond prize of $3000 was awarded to Joel Dwyer, with Yoshiko Teraoka and Alexan­der Lau­rie awarded $1200 for third-equal.

‘‘Ev­ery year Elam stu­dents are in­spired and driven to ex­tend the bound­aries in this re­ward­ing medium thanks to the vi­sion and gen­eros­ity of Lola Tun­bridge to sup­port the growth of wa­ter­colour,’’ head of school Der­rick Cher­rie says.

‘‘The schol­ar­ship is such an amaz­ing op­por­tu­nity for our stu­dents.’’

Named af­ter Lola Anne Tun­bridge, a keen wa­ter­colourist who died in 1999, the schol­ar­ship is to sup­port as­pir­ing artists us­ing the medium.

The pub­lic will get a fur­ther chance to view Ms Hick­man’s work, along­side that of her fel­low stu­dents, at the Elam Grad­u­ate Show in Novem­ber.

Arts win­ner: Fine arts stu­dent Yol­unda Hick­man won the Hen­ri­etta and Lola Anne Tun­bridge Schol­ar­ship for wa­ter­colour paint­ing.

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