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    2020 Scholarship

    The Creators' Room 2020 Scholarship was awarded to the top artist from a group of over 2,000 artwork submissions across 24 Canterbury Secondary Schools. The scholarship consists of a $3,000 cash prize to help support the growth and development of the recipients artistic career. 

    The scholarship is judged by an independent judging panel consisting of practising artists and art experts.  

    Meet the 2020 judges
    Winner: Jack Williams, Year 13, Christchurch Boys High School

     

    Jack Williams

    Jack Williams Year 13 artwork theme is taken from his interests in subjects like Biology and Physics.

    “The overall investigated theme could be summed together as the perception of our natural state to what surrounds us – the illusive nature we live in and how we perceive this. Further, about how the eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend, and pushing the boundary to generate a surreal and unknown environment or landscape, with the connection of such with people as a relationship.”

    Jack is now based in Dunedin, studying Health Science at the University of Otago. He plans to use the scholarship to help continue his artistic development alongside his study.

     

    TOP 15 ARTISTS 

     

    2019 Scholarship

    The Creators' Room 2019 Scholarship was awarded to the top artwork from a group of 1,280 submissions across 16 Christchurch Secondary Schools. The scholarship consists of a $3,000 cash prize to help support the growth and development of the recipients artistic career. 

    The scholarship is judged by an independent judging panel consisting of practising artists and art experts. 

    Meet the 2019 judges 
    WINNER: Emma Patmore, Year 13, Riccarton High School with her artwork 'Ki-Se-Ki'
     

    Emma Patmore

    Emma Patmore is a first-year graphic design student at Ara Institute of Canterbury. Her paintings are influenced by many different cultures including Japan, where she lived as a child. Emma works with acrylic paint, coloured ink pens and various paper. She enjoys painting people and Asian inspired patterns. Emma’s paintings are entirely her own imagination, reflecting on her own experiences. She regularly paints and uploads her paintings onto Instagram.

    “I want viewers to understand my interest towards the endless experimentation of fashion, and how it reflects someone's personality and beliefs. I hope that when people look at my work, they will be able to know what my personality is like, and how I was feeling during the time I was painting that particular painting. I believe that at times, people express their personality through fashion, as they are not confident with their interaction with those around them.

    Moving from Japan to New Zealand at a young age has affected my ability to put thoughts into words due to a lack of confidence. Communicating through my paintings has enabled me to express my ideas and opinions in an obscured method; without having to explicitly voice these thoughts.”

     

    TOP 15 ARTISTS  

     

    2019 People's Choice Award

    The 2019 People's Choice Award was voted on and awarded at The Creators' Room 2019 annual art exhibition in May 2019.

    2019 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD RESULTS