Grace Kim, They Live In A Mirror, 2012
For over 20 years, the Friends of The Dowse have offered their support and encouragement to tertiary students through an award scheme designed to encourage innovation, creativity and excellence in contemporary craft and design across all media.
Application form and details for the 2013 award will be
Congratulations to Overall Winner Grace Kim with They Live in A Mirror.
Grace is a 2011 Graduate from the Whitcliffe Centre in Auckland where she gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design Major.
"A truly engaging and mysterious piece of work. Well researched, well designed and well executed 3-dimensional work that absorbs the viewer into its intriguing viewpoints. This is a cleverly crafted structure that elicits an immediate response from the viewer, 'What word do the letters construct? How did they make it? What does it look like from a different angle?' The complexity of the construction and the detail in crafting such a visual illusion is a testament to Grace's precise design process." Heather Crichton, Judge.
The Runner-up/Merit award went to Sam Stringleman with his entry Fall Off. Sam is completing a Degree in Creative Digital Manufacture at Victoria University.
“An innovative table design that combines edginess with a digital biology.” Alison Blain, Judge.
"A beautiful and elegant form that uses digital technology to create a number of surfaces – both on top of and below the table.” Heather Crichton, Judge.
The annual award is open to all students currently enrolled in a tertiary level arts, craft or design programme; as well as to students who graduated in the previous year.
Prizes: Overall Winner ($3,000) and one Merit Award ($500) and a chance to have your work displayed at The Dowse Art Museum.