Eden Arts Art School Award exhibition
Galleries One and Two
8 – 22 August
Opening 5.30pm Thursday 7 August
Image: Ziggy Lever, Fort Cauley, June 2012, 4x5 double exposure c-type print, 14’’ speakers and amp, CRT monitor, collected theories and conspiracies, projector, DVD players, extension cords and multipacks, HD film 8:21mins, HD film 15:20mins, sound recording 10:22mins.
Now in its fourth year, the Eden Arts Art School Award is an opportunity for full-time undergraduate students from central Auckland art schools AUT, Elam, Unitec and Whitecliffe to be part of a cross-institutional public exhibition.
This year’s panel of three judges, Auckland Art Gallery Director Rhana Devenport, NBR arts writer John Daly-Peoples and artist Dick Frizzell, will award an overall winner ($5,000) and three highly commended entries ($1000 each). The winners will be announced on opening night, 7 August, after which the exhibition is open to the public for two weeks. For more information visit www.edenarts.co.nz.
Past winners include AUT’s own Ziggy Lever, with his installation Fort Cauley, June 2012, a still from which is shown above. Setting out to investigate the military installation at Maungauika (North Head), particularly surrounding the ‘buried plane conspiracy’, the work included mined conversations from RNZAF and adventure biker forums presented on a CRT monitor. It explored the role of the social within the writing of historical 'facts', the languages of investigation and supposition.