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~ Oscar Kightley, John Reynolds, Ian Wedde, Alun Bollinger, Alastair Galbraith ~

The artists were chosen by a selection panel of distinguished peers and arts experts. 2006 Laureate Selection Panel members were: Lynn Freeman (Radio New Zealand Producer and Presenter), Justin Paton (Curator of Contemporary Art, Dunedin Public Art Gallery), Prof. Howard McNaughton (Head of the School of English at the University of Canterbury), Ruth Harley (Chief Executive, New Zealand Film Commission) and Jon Bywater (Lecturer at Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland).

I thoroughly enjoyed the Laureate Awards. I can honestly say this was the best presented awards event I have attended, mainly because the Foundation truly honoured the artists. A i d a n L a n g , G e n e r a l D i r e c t o r, T h e N B R N e w Z e a l a n d O p e r a

The Laureate Awards exist because of the generous support not only of the selection panel but also to its long standing partnership with Presenting Sponsor Forsyth Barr; a generous donation from the Nolan Charitable Trust, which is administered and managed by Public Trust (as a contribution towards the Award for an Auckland-based Laureate in 2006) and the support of the 2006 Laureate Donors.

Further detail on these artists is available through the Arts Foundation’s website: www.artsfoundation.org.nz

Our five new Laureates join: 2000 – Briar Grace-Smith (Playwright), Elizabeth Knox (Writer), Peter Peryer (Photographer), Gillian Karawe Whitehead (Composer), Douglas Wright (Choreographer/Writer). 2001 – Phil Dadson (Intermedia Artist), Kate De Goldi (Writer), Michael Parekowhai (Visual Artist), Gaylene Preston (Film-maker). 2002 – Warwick Freeman (Jeweller), Shona McCullagh (Choreographer/ Dance Film-maker), Don McGlashan (Musician), Helen Medlyn (Singer), Jacob Rajan (Actor/Writer). 2003 – Jenny Bornholdt (Poet), Neil Dawson (Sculptor), Michael Hurst (Actor/Director), Humphrey Ikin (Furniture-maker), John Psathas (Composer). 2004 – Barry Barclay (Film Director/Writer), Jack Body (Composer), Derek Lardelli (Ta Moko Artist), John Pule (Writer/Visual Artist), Ann Robinson (Glass Sculptor). 2005 – Neil Ieremia (Choreographer), Simon O’Neil (Opera Singer), Bill Manhire (Poet), Julia Morison (Visual Artist), Ronnie van Hout (Visual Artist).

~ Laureate Statuettes, by sculptor Terry Stringer ~

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Applause - issue 12  
Applause - issue 12  

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

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