Scholarship rewards watercolour artists
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.