Andrew Clifford, Director of Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery was the judge for the 2019 pattillo Whanganui Arts Review. Here he shares with us his speech delivered at the Arts Review Awards night at the War Memorial Centre on Friday 8 March 2019.
Tuesday 26 February: Work submitted between 10.30am and 4.30pm
Thursday 7 March: Collection of unselected works from Sarjeant on the Quay between 10.30am and 4.30pm
Friday 8 March: Opening and awards function
Saturday 9 March: Exhibition opens to the public
Sunday 12 May: Final day of exhibition
Monday 13 May: Collection of exhibited works from Sarjeant on the Quay between 10.30am and 4.30pm
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Still got a question? Here are some Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Can I have some feedback about my work?
A: The judge will make comments about the award winning pieces at the Arts Review awards presentation at the opening night. Feedback on works not selected to receive an award will not be available.
Q: My work won’t be ready on submission day.
A: Unfortunately no works can be accepted after submission day.
Q: I haven’t heard if I have been accepted or not, what shall I do?
A: Letters or emails will be sent to each artist via the email and postal addresses supplied on the submission form. We will upload a catalogue with all works included in the Arts Review exhibition to sarjeant.org.nz/arts-review on Wednesday 6 March. Works not accepted into the Arts Review must be collected from Sarjeant on the Quay on Thursday 7 March 10.30 – 4.30pm.
Q: My work was not accepted into the Arts Review exhibition, but I cannot collect it on Thursday 7 March between 10.30 – 4.30pm – what can I do?
A: A nominated person may collect your work for you, with prior written consent. Collect it as soon as you can and certainly before Thursday 14 March. Works will not be stored at the Gallery after that date
Q: My work was not accepted into the Arts Review exhibition, can I get a refund of my entry fee?
A: No. As stated on the entry form we are not able to refund entry fees due to the staging costs involved in the Arts Review.
Q: Can I donate my work to the Sarjeant Gallery collection?
Q: I don’t want it to be for sale.
A: That is fine, please leave that section of the entry form blank.
Q: What is the criteria for selection into the Arts Review exhibition?
A: The selection panel are art professionals and consider all aspects of the works, including idea, originality, skill, composition, technique and other aspects. Please also note that the popularity of this event means spatial constraints may also play a part.
Q: What is the awards judge’s criteria?
A: Each year a different judge takes on this honour and each individual will have a differing set of criteria. All invited judges are respected gallery professionals and experienced in viewing and selecting works for exhibition.