UC Alumna Tyne Gordon wins prestigious art award

UC Alumna Tyne Gordon, a Christchurch based artist has been chosen as the winner of the 2018 Olivia Spencer Bower Foundation Art Award from a field of over 40 applicants.

Tyne Gordon graduated from Ilam School of Fine Arts in 2015, where she studied her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Honours in painting.

Tyne recently travelled to Iceland where she investigated the liminal state between the wild and the domestic. Her work concentrates on the fusion of opposites; through colour, texture and scale.

Over the past few years Tyne has had exhibitions both in New Zealand and overseas.

The Olivia Spencer Bower award will enable Tyne to commit to a full time studio practice in 2018. She intends to use this time to experiment with new materials and approaches towards her practice.

Fact file:

  • Since 1987, the Olivia Spencer Bower Award has built a reputation as one of the most valuable and prestigious forms of sponsorship available to New Zealand artists.
  • The Art Awards offer financial assistance to promote artists more particularly emerging painters and sculptors, with emphasis on future artistic potential. 
  • The awards give the opportunity for the recipient to work for one year pursuing their own direction as a painter or sculptor, free from the necessity to seek outside employment.
  • Discover more about Olivia Spencer Bower here>

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