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FORSYTH BARR – Laureates On-Stage In September, Forsyth Barr was announced as the Overall Winner of the National Business Review 2006 Awards for Sponsorship for their sponsorship of Forsyth Barr Laureates On-Stage. The Awards acknowledge those partnerships between business and the arts that demonstrate a high level of creativity, commitment and vision. One of 18 finalists, the judges said the Forsyth Barr’s entry was the “stand out”. The Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Helen Clark, presented the Award to Forsyth Barr Chairman Eion Edgar and Marketing Manager Trish Oakley. Ros Burdon said “Forsyth Barr’s application to the Awards demonstrated exciting business outcomes alongside substantial benefits for the arts. The Arts Foundation is proud of the partnership that it has with Forsyth Barr and congratulates them on this most deserved Award. Particular thanks have to go to Neil Paviour-Smith (Managing Director), and Trish Oakley for their commitment to working with the Foundation in a mutually beneficial manner, offering a genuine understanding and commitment to the Arts Foundation and its charitable purposes. Forsyth Barr has welcomed the opportunity to support New Zealand’s talented artists through investing in the organisation and its programmes.”

Forsyth Barr Laureates On-Stage is a welcome opportunity for me to get to know and understand the creative work of fellow Laureates, some of whom I meet for the first time, and also to share my own experience with audiences who are always so warm and responsive. Ja ck B o dy

Forsyth Barr regional staff have also played an important role supporting New Zealand art through the hosting of Forsyth Barr Laureate On-Stage events around the country. In 2006 Forsyth Barr Laureates On-Stage events have taken place in Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Queenstown, Dunedin and Invercargill, bringing the total number of events to 41. These events introduce the Arts Foundation and the Laureate artists to an ever widening and appreciative audience who are able to connect with the artists and their artistic concepts and processes. For example, guests have heard how John Reynolds picked up his talent for painting in the grounds of Porirua Hospital, with a patient and a tennis court marking machine, and John Psathas wrote some of the music for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games while wearing his slippers in his studio at home.

~ Oscar Kightley and Alun Bollinger with students. Laureates On-Stage, Christchurch ~

Provocative, in the best possible way, describes the Forsyth Barr Laureates On-Stage event last night in Napier. Thank you for your proactive approach to bringing the craft of the artist to our community. S h a w n a B u t l e r,



~ Untitled Nicky Foreman Presented to Forsyth Barr as overall winners ~

Vice-Regal Patron

Hon Dame Silvia Cartwright, PCNZM, DBE, Honorary Patron of the Arts Foundation Dame Silvia Cartwright became Honorary Patron of the Arts Foundation in mid-July 2002. During her term as Governor General, both she and her husband Peter actively supported the Arts Foundation. The Cartwright’s made their home at Government House available in both Wellington and Auckland, for the presentation of Awards at two events. The Arts Foundation is grateful to Dame Silvia for hosting the launch of the Arts Foundation’s partnership with Principle Sponsor Forsyth Barr and the presentation of the Icon Award to Sir Donald McIntyre in Wellington, and for the hosting of the inaugural Award for Patronage in Auckland during her term of office. The Arts Foundation is also grateful to Dame Silvia for presenting the inaugural Icon Awards in 2003. Dame Silvia’s presence added significantly to the mana of these events.

The Arts Foundation warmly welcomes His Excellency the Honourable Anand Satyanand, PCNZM, who has accepted the role of Vice-Regal Patron of the Arts Foundation for his term as Governor General. ~ Dame Silyvia Cartwright presents Icon Award to Maurice Gee (2003) ~

Before becoming a Judge and later an Ombudsman, Anand Satyanand was a practising barrister and solicitor, first employed by the Crown Solicitors Office and then for some seven years a partner in a Queen Street law firm. He worked as a Judge in a number of North Island settings and served on prison boards as well as on the National Parole Board during that time. He was a government appointed board member of the Asia 2000 (now the Asia New Zealand) Foundation, and part of the standing committee of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs. As Ombudsman for ten years he worked as a tutor for a Commonwealth Secretariat ombudsman training programme.



Applause - issue 12  

This issue of Applause includes Arts Foundation Milestones; Forsyth Barr Laureates On-Stage; Hone Tuwhare; Icon Artists; John Psathas; Justi...

Applause - issue 12  

This issue of Applause includes Arts Foundation Milestones; Forsyth Barr Laureates On-Stage; Hone Tuwhare; Icon Artists; John Psathas; Justi...