The Chaos of Chance and Choice, Gemma Clarges
Spotswood College, Painting

The Chaos of Chance and Choice, Gemma Clarges
Spotswood College, Painting

NZQA Top Art 2020

Celebrating Student Art at Govett-Brewster

17 Jun 2020

Top Art 2020 is currently touring New Zealand and will be coming to the Govett-Brewster this month.

Visit the Todd Energy Learning Centre between 22-26 June to see the amazing talent of New Zealand's next generation of emerging artists.

The annual exhibition, which presents NCEA Level 3 student artwork that achieved Excellence in Visual Art, launched at the beginning of June at Massey University, before travelling across the country.

Celebrating art education across New Zealand, the show will be an opportunity for both students and the wider public to see the exceptional design, paint, photography, printmaking and sculpture artwork being made by secondary school students.

The Northern tour will come to Taranaki between 22 and 26 June, with the Gallery hosting the artworks within its learning centre during this time.

The exhibition will include art folios created by local students from Spotswood College; ‘No Labels’ by Esmeralda Dalgleish was inspired by her two brothers, who both have high-functioning autism, and ‘The Chaos of Chance and Choice’ by Gemma Clarges, who plans to do Architectural Studies in 2020.

Another local talent, New Plymouth Girls' College student Portia Roper, who documented her grandmother's day-to-day life for a photography exhibit, is being featured in the Southern tour of the exhibition.

More details on visiting the exhibition, can be found on our Top Art Event listing.

The Gallery is also restarting its education programming under Level 1, with Sunday Family Art sessions returning on 21 June. Young Visionaries and School Holiday Art will also be kicking off shortly. Look out for further details on our What's On page.

The Education team continued to bring Family Art to audiences during lockdown, with weekly art activities posted on Instagram. Take a look at some of the content in this previous blog post, including a family art video series.

No Labels, Esmeralda Dalgleish, Spotswood College, Design

No Labels, Esmeralda Dalgleish, Spotswood College, Design

ko to maatua, Portia Roper, New Plymouth Girls High School - features in Southern Tour

ko to maatua, Portia Roper, New Plymouth Girls High School - features in Southern Tour