July 29 – August 21, 2022


Supported by

Supported by

in conjunction with

in conjunction with

The Taranaki Foundation Emergence Winner for 2022, Brett Morrison

Brett is pictured in front of her artwork 'Somewhere South' holding the Winners trophy, Graphics by Haoro Hond.

And the Winner is ...

🎨ANNOUNCEMENT🚨PTG is proud to share the SUPREME WINNER of  theTaranaki Foundation Emergence Award for Young Taranaki Artists 2022 is ... 


Brett is photographed on Opening Gala Night next to her winning artwork 'Somewhere South' (2022) film/photograph. Brett took home the Winner's trophy (graphics by Haoro Hond), $2,000 cash prize (kindly supported by Taranaki Foundation, through the Hauora Fund) and a solo exhibition at Percy Thomson Gallery in 2024. 

Brett shared with us that she is absolutely thrilled to be announced EMERGENCE Supreme Winner for 2022. She is going to take some time over the next few months to look more into her career as a budding young artist. Percy Thomson Gallery can't wait to host your first solo exhibition in 2024.

Congratulations Brett and to all of our Category Winners/ Finalists.

- Laura, the PTG team and Taranaki Foundation.


​Tōku reo Tōku ohooho
Haoro Hond (2022)
Acrylic on framed MDF

The Emergence Award for Young Taranaki Artists 2022 is generously supported by the Taranaki Foundation, through the Taranaki Hauora Fund. The fund was established in 2018 in memory of Leon Squire, son of Kelvin and Carolyn Squire. Creativity is at the heart of the fund, with flexibility to support the hauora (well-being) of rangatahi (young people). Haoro is inspired by the generosity of the Squire family, the memory of Leon and believes in the fund’s ongoing purpose to encourage young creatives in our community. As a result, this work called ‘Tōku reo Tōku ohooho’ was born.

Haoro Hond explains the meaning behind the title of his artwork:

“The title ‘Tōku reo Tōku ohooho’ refers to Leon. In Te Reo Māori there are no ‘L’s or ‘N’s’ in our alphabet, so by converting the ‘L’ to an ‘R’, it ultimately changes his name to ‘Reo’. Leon reawakens me through this piece, its’ his reawakening within me. That’s the belief of finding self-empowerment to create art. Tōku reo Tōku ohooho.”

Haoro Hond (Taranaki, Ngā Ruahinerangi, Te Āti Awa, Ngai Tāmanuhiri). placed Runner-Up for the Emergence Award in 2020. His waharoa / gateway entitled Te Whatawhata Ā Rangi featured recently at the Festival of Lights: Winter Pop-Up in New Plymouth. Haoro is an established artist doing great mahi in Taranaki and a strong advocate supporting our rangatahi to be creative at an early age.


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