Sharing some awesome news folks as the collaborative artwork ‘Matariki – Māori New Year’ has won both the Primary School Category and the Overall Awards of the prestigious 2017 Saatchi Gallery London Art Prize for Schools.
Working together enhanced the awareness of the students and gave us the chance to talk, laugh, interact and learn as we created together with pens in hand. As an artist, the process is as important as the finished work. The students left feeling empowered having learnt new artistic skills and cultural knowledge of the significance of Matariki. To get that synergy right in a group of students and to trust in each other while learning something new was quite special.
The judges selected from over 24,000 entries from 66 countries. This is one of the most significant student art awards globally and the finalist’s artworks are on display at the Saatchi Gallery in London 4 – 13 July.