Rosanne Croucher wins emerging artists prize - Art Collector

Rosanne Croucher, Inflections. Oil painting, 150 x 200cm.

21 June 2011 | Young New Zealand painter Rosanne Croucher has won the $10,000 Cliftons Art Prize for emerging artists.

Her work Inflection was selected from a pool of 450 entries from Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore.

The competition’s judges were Tim Abdullah, head of art at Menzies, Justin Jade Morgan, director of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, and artist David Bromley.

Croucher, who is currently completing her final year in a Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts at Unitec in Auckland, says Inflection “represents the shifting and temporary nature of our own memories and dreams, as well as our perceptions of the world we live in. The drifting quality of the work points out the necessity of both flexibility and conviction in the way we approach life- some things need to be held on to, others need to be let go of.”

Inflection has now been acquired for the Cliftons permanent collection.

Jane O'Sullivan

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