Fine Arts Scholarships

The Quarry Arts Centre and Te Kowhai Print Trust invite emerging artists aged 13 – 21 years to apply for fine art scholarships in ceramics and printmaking.

Twelve scholarships are available – six in ceramics and six in printmaking. Students may apply for one or both courses. Both courses are held at the Quarry Arts Centre site, either in the Te Kowhai Print Trust print room or the Quarry Arts Centre ceramics room.

Fine Art Scholarship – Ceramics

Tutor: Richard Darbyshire  (Hungry Creek and Quarry Arts Tutor/Ceramic Artist)

Cost: $30 refundable if student attends 8 of the 10 classes and participates in the end  of course exhibition. If the student is working on large scale objects,  extra clay may need to be purchased.

24 July – 18 September, 4pm – 7pm

The course will cover a wide range of techniques such as:

  • Preparing clay – wedging and recycling
  • Building techniques – hand building, slab work and throwing
  • Surface decoration – using wax, slips and stains
  • Kiln firing

Dates for end of course exhibition to be advised.

Fine Arts Scholarship – Printmaking

Tutors: Jasmine Horton  (Te Kowhai Print Trust Manager/Tutor/Graphic Designer/Printmaker) and  Hamish Oakley-Brown (Te Kowhai Print Trust Tutor/Resident Artist/Printmaker

Cost: $30 refundable if student attends 8 of the 10 classes and participates in the end of course exhibition.

26 July – 20 September, 4pm – 7pm

The course will cover a wide range of techniques such as:

  • Woodcut
  • Screenprint
  • Solar etching
  • Drypoint

Dates for end of course exhibition to be advised.

Application process

Applications close 5pm, 17 July; all applicants will be notified by 21 July. Applications should be made in writing and emailed/sent to Manager, Quarry Arts Centre, 21 Selwyn Ave, Whangarei, 0110, manager@quarryarts.org. or alternatively phone us for a chat about a possible place.

Applications for the scholarships are open to those aged between 13 – 21. No previous experience is necessary, but applicants should have an interest in the relevant art forms. Applications should include:

  • Name, address and contact details, age of applicant (and of caregiver if applicant below 18 years of age)
  • Name of the scholarship
  • Brief resume of education
  • Short description of how the scholarship would be of benefit to the applicant

For further inquiries about the scholarships, contact Ali Goodman (09 4381215, manager@quarryarts.org ) or Jasmine Horton (09 4385868,  jasmine@tkpt.org).

These classes have been made available with the support of Creative Communities NZ administered by Whangarei District Council.