Special Guests from our community selected artworks from the exhibition which resonated with them personally and these entries will be awarded with a fabulous Art Pack to support their future artistic endeavours.

Congratulations to the Award Recipients:

Anna Pirihi
Clemence Boyd-White
Emma Philips
Eva Harvey
Laura Mickell
Lea Watson

Leo Cunneen
Lila Knight
Louis Simpson
Nina McLean
Olive Ruddenklau
Oren Rundstrom

Paige Comer
Paige Kenyon
Scarlett Simpson
Sophie-Leigh Henderson
Zoey Erhler

Awards will be given at the Official Opening of the Mangawhai Art Workspace.

You are invited at midday 12.00 on Saturday 5 December 2020 to the blessing and opening of the Art Workspace extension to Mangawhai Artists Gallery, 45 Moir Street, Mangawhai. Join Matua Ben Hita, Mayor Dr Jason Smith colleagues and friends at this special celebratory event.

There will be invited guests, a cutting of the ribbon, and a gratitude board unveiled. The Youth Art Awards will be presented and a short performance from Totally Uked will follow. Finally, a sausage sizzle is being provided with a local coffee cart for those wanting to purchase hot drinks.

Special Guests

Thank you to our Special Guests who helped select the Award Recipients:

Anna Curnow, Deputy Mayor
Dianne Christensen, Bayleys
Hinurewa te Hau, CEO Creative Northland
Dr Jason Smith, Mayor
Jonathan Larsen, Councillor
Kalvin Collins, French Art Shop
Malcolm Roberts, Patron

Margie Murray, Mangawhai Opportunity Factory
Matt & Linda Guzik, Tara Iti
Nicki Everett, Artist
Peter Wethey, Councillor
Wendy Leach, Artist
Willow-Jean Prime, MP Northland


The Youth Art Showcase was made possible by our generous sponsors Mangawhai Central and the French Art Shop

See below the prize packs for different age groups: