Percy Thomson Gallery with the generous sponsorship of TSB Community Trust, is mounting its second Taranaki-based competition and exhibition for young emerging visual artists. The TSB Community Trust Emergence Award 2020 for Young Taranaki Artists is expected to attract a large number of entries.
The artist must be born in Taranaki, live in Taranaki, or have attended secondary school in Taranaki and be aged 14 to 26 years on July 3, 2020, the date entries close.
The TSB Community Trust Award for Young Taranaki Artists aims to empower and encourage the creative talents of young, aspiring and emerging artists from Taranaki, while providing a showcase for their works.
The exhibition runs from July 24 – August 16, 2020
The gala opening event will be held on Friday 24 July, 7pm
First Prize: Winner of the supreme TSB Community Trust Emergence Award for Young Taranaki Artists: $2000
Second Place: $500
Third Place: $250
Prizes for Best Photography Artist; 2D (eg painting, collage, graphic design); 3D Artist; Fibre Art: $200 each
Taranaki Secondary Schools Prize : 1st $200, 2nd $150, 3rd $100
People’s Choice Award: $200
Gallery director, Rhonda Bunyan, believes it is crucial to initiate positive outcomes/experience for budding young artists in the region, providing a platform for them to share their talent with the wider community.
“The experience of showing work in a public setting engenders pride and confidence. Percy Thomson Gallery is grateful to the support shown by TSB Community Trust with a generous grant to allow us to offer substantial prize money and to give young artists the opportunity to exhibit in our vibrant provincial gallery.’